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  author={Steve K. Sherrod},
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… 

Food habits of nesting prairie falcons in Campbell County

Fifteen species of prey were utilized by nesting Prairie Falcons (Falco mexicanus) as determined through pellet analysis, and eighty-nine percent of pellets contained both bird and mammal remains.

Previously Undocumented Squamate Prey Brought To Nest By Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)

Prey items brought into the nest of a red-tailed hawk over a 4-day period in April 2012 included six representing the following three previously undocumented species of reptiles: Yuman Desert fringe-toed lizard, sidewinder, and western shovel-nosed snake.


  • D. Boyce
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 2008
Twenty-five species of birds, 9 species of mammals, 5 species of reptiles and 1 species of insect were represented in prey remains and castings from 19 Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) nests in the

Are Northern Harriers (Circus hudsonius) Facultative Specialists on Arvicoline Rodents in Midwestern Agroecosystems?

Northern Harriers in western Indiana exhibited great diet flexibility, which likely reflects local prey populations and constraints of life in intensive agroecosystems.

Trophic Ecology of the Cuban Boa, Chilabothrus angulifer (Boidae)

—The Cuban Boa (Chilabothrus angulifer) is a top terrestrial predator in Cuba. References to prey species consumed by this boa date to when the first Europeans arrived in the region more than 500

Female Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Exploits Fish as Prey

An adult female Peregrine Falcon that learned how to acquire fish and then continually exploited this unusual source of food to feed her young is reported on.

Food habits and nest characteristics of breeding raptors in southwestern Wyoming

—Food habits and nest site features of the Golden Eagle (Aqtiila chrysaetos), Prairie Falcon {Falco mexicanus), Red-tailed Hawk {Buteo jamaicensis), and Ferruginous Hawk (B. regalis) were studied

Mutual Mortality of Great Horned Owl and Southern Black Racer: a Potential Risk of Raptors Preying on Snakes

It is suggested the owl was strangled by the snake before the snake died of wounds inflicted by the owl, the first documented report of mutual mortality between a Great Horned Owl and a snake.

Observations of Termite Insectivory by Mississippi Kites (Ictinia mississippiensis) at a Nuptial Emergence in Louisiana, USA

The Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) is a fairly small raptor (body mass 1⁄4 216–341 g, with females larger than males) with a varied diet consisting of medium-sized and large insects,

Ibis 142 : 139-142 Predators a s prey at a Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos eyrie in Mongolia

Although Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos have for decades been known occasionally to take large or dangerous quarry, the capturing of such was generally believed to be rare and/or the act of starved