Common ravens, Corvus corax, preferentially associate with grey wolves, Canis lupus, as a foraging strategy in winter

@article{Stahler2002CommonRC,
  title={Common ravens, Corvus corax, preferentially associate with grey wolves, Canis lupus, as a foraging strategy in winter},
  author={Daniel R Stahler and Bernd Heinrich and Douglas V. Smith},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2002},
  volume={64},
  pages={283-290}
}
One foraging strategy that scavengers can employ to discover unpredictable food sources is to associate directly with predators who inadvertently provide food. The common raven, a well known feeding generalist, is also a prominent scavenger of wolves' kills and is found to be in close association with this predator. We tested the hypothesis that ravens preferentially associate with wolves in winter as a kleptoparasitic foraging strategy. The presence, absence and behaviour of ravens was… CONTINUE READING

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