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Foods caiques eat in the wild

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This is a list gleaned from several sources and is far from complete. If you are aware of additional foods that caiques eat in their native habitat please contact me and I will add them to this list.

 

Scientific name

Common namea

part

Reference

Alchornea Sp.(Euphorbiaceae)

 

Fruit

Schwartz, 1999b

 

Astrocaryum tucumoides (Drude)

Awarra

 

McLoughlin, 1983

 

Byrsonima coriacea var. spicata (Malpighiaceae)

Hitia

Fruit

Schwartz, 1999b; McLoughlin, 1983

 

Caraipa densiflora

Tamaquare

Seed

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Caryocar Linn. (Caryocaracea)

 

Fruit

Schwartz, 1999b

 

Clusia grandiflora

 

Seed and pulp

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Cynometra hostmanniana

 

Pulp

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Dialium guianensis

Jutahy

Pulp

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Euterpe oleracea

Açaí palm

Fruit

 

Moegenburg, 2003

Euterpe precatoria

Chonta palm

Pulp

Collar, 1997;

Juniper, 1998

 

Eschweilera

Manbarklak

Flower

Collar, 1997

 

Erythroxylum sp. Browne (Erythroxylaceae)

 

Fruit

Schwartz, 1999b

Ficus spp.

Wild figs

Fruit/seeds

McLoughlin, 1983

 

Guarea grandiflora

American muskwood

Seed

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Hevea benthamiana

Rubber tree

Seed

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Inga laterifolia

Shirada, Poixdoux

Flower

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Maximilianea regia (Mart.)

Cocorite

 

McLoughlin, 1983

 

Micropholis mensalis

Grumixava

Seed

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Micropholis melinoneana

Grumixava

Pulp

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Norantea

Liana

Flower

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Oryza sativa

Rice

Seed heads

Smith, 1996

 

Platonia insignis

Bacuri

Nectar and pollen

Maués, 1997

 

Pouroma guianensis

Mangabe

Seed

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Protium Burm (Burseraceae)

 

Fruit

Schwartz, 1999b

 

Psidium guajava

Guava

Fruit

McLoughlin, 1983

 

Sterculia excelsa

 

Leaves

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Symphonia globulifera

Chewstick

Flower

Juniper, 1998;

Collar, 1997

 

Tapirira quianensis

Warimia tree

Fruit

Bourne, 1975; McLoughlin, 1983

a The common name can be different from one place to another.

b Swartz et al at Emanations from the Rainforest

c Maués and Venturieri, International Symposium on Pollination.

 

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