Comparative feeding ecology of felids in a neotropical rainforest

  title={Comparative feeding ecology of felids in a neotropical rainforest},
  author={Louise. Emmons},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • L. Emmons
  • Published 1 April 1987
  • Environmental Science
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
SummaryDiet and habitat use of jaguar, puma, and ocelot, and populations of their mammalian prey, were studied in an undisturbed rainforest in southeastern Peru. Analysis of scats (feces) showed terrestrial mammals to be the chief prey of all three felids, but reptiles and birds were also numerically important in the diets of ocelot and jaguar. Prey diversity is high and the cats evidently take any readily captured vertebrate. For major terrestrial mammal prey of felids, density, biomass, prey… 

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