Incipient loss of a rainforest mutualism?

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Johannes H. Fischer
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3527-1671
Heiko U. Wittmer
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8861-188X
Endro Setiawan
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3655-4393
Sarah Jaffe
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1794-1088
Andrew J. Marshall
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7703-8811

Abstract

We use data from motion-activated remote cameras to document a commensal, and possibly mutualistic, relationship between Bornean Ground Cuckoos and Bearded Pigs in the rainforests of Kalimantan, Indonesia.  We hypothesise that birds benefiting from symbiotic relationships may suffer indirect detrimental effects from hunting that targets large mammals in tropical rainforests.

 

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Fischer, J.H., Wittmer, H.U., Setiawan, E., Jaffe, S. and Marshall, A.J. 2017. Incipient loss of a rainforest mutualism?. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 1 (Jan. 2017), 9734–9737. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2890.9.1.9734-9737.
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