A community-level evaluation of the impact of prey behavioural and ecological characteristics on predator diet composition.

@article{Shultz2004ACE,
  title={A community-level evaluation of the impact of prey behavioural and ecological characteristics on predator diet composition.},
  author={Susanne Shultz and Ronald No{\"e} and William Scott McGraw and Robin I M Dunbar},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={271 1540},
  pages={725-32}
}
Although predation avoidance is the most commonly invoked explanation for vertebrate social evolution, there is little evidence that individuals in larger groups experience lower predation rates than those in small groups. We compare the morphological and behavioural traits of mammal prey species in the Taï forest, Ivory Coast, with the diet preferences of three of their non-human predators: leopards, chimpanzees and African crowned eagles. Individual predators show marked differences in their… CONTINUE READING

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