Feeding ecology and diet

The basic diet of most bushbaby species is a mixture of fruit and arthropods (mainly insects), although small vertebrates, eggs, gum and other items may also be eaten. The proportions of arthropods and fruits in the diet vary from species to species. Small-bodied species tend to be more insectivorous, while large-bodied species tend to be more frugivorous. Some bushbaby species include quite large amounts of gum in their diets, and the needle-clawed bushbabies (e.g., Euoticus species) are specialized gum-feeders, feeding predominantly on that resource.

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