Prey remains in golden eagle nests: Texas and New Mexico

@article{Mollhagen1972PreyRI,
  title={Prey remains in golden eagle nests: Texas and New Mexico},
  author={Tony R. Mollhagen and Robert W. Wiley and Robert L. Packard},
  journal={Journal of Wildlife Management},
  year={1972},
  volume={36},
  pages={784-792}
}
Abstrsot: Remains of prey in 41 golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) nests were studied in sheepand goat-raising areas of westerIl Texas and New Mexico in 1968. Bones of black-tailed jack rabbits ( Lepus calitornicus), cottontails (Sylvikzgus audubonii and S. jloridanus), rock squirrels (Spermophilus variegatus), and prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus and C. gunnisoni) comprised nearly 90 percent of all individuals found in nests. A greater portion of individual rock squirrels and prairie dogs were… Expand

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