Delivery of Common Lizards (Zootoca (Lacerta) vivipara) to nests of Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) determined by solar height and ambient temperature

@article{Steen2011DeliveryOC,
  title={Delivery of Common Lizards (Zootoca (Lacerta) vivipara) to nests of Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) determined by solar height and ambient temperature},
  author={R. Steen and Line M. L{\o}w and G. Sonerud},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  year={2011},
  volume={89},
  pages={199-205}
}
  • R. Steen, Line M. Løw, G. Sonerud
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
  • Recent development in video monitoring has allowed collecting of data on prey deliveries at raptor nests, and this offers an opportunity to relate prey selection to short-term changes in environmental factors on a scale of hours. Whereas raptors may specialize on ectothermic prey at southern latitudes, only some generalist raptors may include such prey in their diet at northern latitudes. In particular, at northern latitudes the activity pattern of ectothermic reptiles is strongly dependent on… CONTINUE READING

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