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  • Richard Holland
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • M. Wikelski
  • F. Kummeth
  • C. Bosque
Background: Steatornis caripensis (the oilbird) is a very unusual bird. It supposedly never sees daylight, roosting in huge aggregations in caves during the day and bringing back fruit to the cave at night. As a consequence a large number of the seeds from the fruit they feed upon germinate in the cave and spoil.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere8264
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
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