Predation of Black-legged Kittiwake Chicks Rissa tridactyla by a Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus: Insights from Time-lapse Cameras

  title={Predation of Black-legged Kittiwake Chicks Rissa tridactyla by a Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus: Insights from Time-lapse Cameras},
  author={Philip M. Collins and Jonathan A. Green and Stephen G. Dodd and Peter J. A. Shaw and Lewis G. Halsey},
Abstract We directly recorded predation of Black-legged Kittiwake chicks (Rissa tridactyla) by a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) using a remote time-lapse camera. Between 20 July 2013 and 23 July 2013, all four nests in the camera's field of view failed. A peregrine was recorded depredating chicks in two of these four nests. Periods of adult desertion at the other two nests strongly suggests chicks in these nests were depredated as well. Predation happened at night, a rarely documented… 
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