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Further evidence of the passive dispersal of small aquatic organisms via the intestinal tract of birds
Proctor, V.W.; Malone, C.R. (1965). Further evidence of the passive dispersal of small aquatic organisms via the intestinal tract of birds. Ecology 46: 728–729. hdl.handle.net/10.2307/1935013
In: Ecology. Ecological Society of America: Brooklyn, NY. ISSN 0012-9658, more
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  • Proctor, V.W.
  • Malone, C.R.

Abstract
    Viable disseminules of freshwater algae and crustaceans were recovered from feces of representatives of three orders of birds in addition to waterfowl. This indicates that dispersal of small aquatic organisms via the avian intestinal tract can occur in diverse groups of birds. Because of difference in effects upon the viability of disseminules, some birds are probably better suited as agents of dispersal than others.

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