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DIETS OF NORTH AMERICAN FALCONIFORMES

@inproceedings{Sherrod1978DIETSON,
  title={DIETS OF NORTH AMERICAN FALCONIFORMES},
  author={Steve K. Sherrod},
  year={1978}
}
Most birds are predatory sometime during their lives whether we consider a hummingbird such as the Purple-Mountain Gem (Lampornis calolaema) hawking insects in the forests of Costa Rica (Snow 1977) or the giant Monkey-eating Eagle (Pithecophaga iefferyi) killing a primate in the Philippine jungles (Kennedy 1977). Generally, however, one thinks of members of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes as birds of prey, and occasionally, certain other species, such as members of the Corvidae, are… 

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