Bald Eagle Predation on Sitka Black-Tailed Deer Fawns

  title={Bald Eagle Predation on Sitka Black-Tailed Deer Fawns},
  author={Sophie L. Gilbert},
  journal={Northwestern Naturalist},
  pages={66 - 69}
  • S. Gilbert
  • Published 12 April 2016
  • Geography
  • Northwestern Naturalist
Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) are known predators, but records of predation on large mammals are limited and highly seasonal. During winter, Bald Eagles are known to scavenge but not predate large mammals (Ewins and Andress 1995; Elliott and others 2011). In contrast, while records of active predation are rare even during nesting season, several instances have been documented (Vermeer and Morgan 1989; Hayward 2009). Diets of nesting Bald Eagles are diverse, and include large mammals… 


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