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Title: Barred Forest Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis) predation on relatively large prey
Authors: Röhe, Fábio
Antunes, André Pinassi
Keywords: Bird
Nutritive Value
Prey Availability
Atlantic Forest
South America
Columba Plumbea
Crypturellus Obsoletus
Micrastur Ruficollis
Issue Date: 2008
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Wilson Journal of Ornithology
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 120, Número 1, Pags. 228-230
Abstract: We describe three successful predation events by the Barred Forest Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis) in the Atlantic Forest of coastal southeast Brazil. The prey items were a Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea), a Brown Tinamou (Crypturellus obsoletus), and a large toad (Chaunus ictericus). This is the first report of successful attacks on prey heavier than the forest falcon, of which none was successfully carried away. These large prey items represent a trade-off between high nutrient value and safety of carrying prey to a secure perch.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1676/05-141.1
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