How many birds are killed by cats in Australia

@article{Woinarski2017HowMB,
  title={How many birds are killed by cats in Australia},
  author={J. Woinarski and B. Murphy and S. Legge and S. T. Garnett and M. Lawes and S. Comer and C. Dickman and Tim S. Doherty and G. Edwards and A. Nankivell and D. Paton and Russell Palmer and Leigh-Ann Woolley},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  year={2017},
  volume={214},
  pages={76-87}
}
  • J. Woinarski, B. Murphy, +10 authors Leigh-Ann Woolley
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Biological Conservation
  • Abstract From analysis of results from 93 studies on the frequency of occurrence of birds in cat dietary samples, and a recently published assessment of the population size of feral cats in largely natural landscapes, we estimate and map the number of birds killed annually in Australia by feral cats. We show that average rates of predation on birds by cats on islands are ca. 10 times higher than for comparable mainland areas. Predation rates on birds are also relatively high in hot, arid… CONTINUE READING
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