Responses of Australian wading birds to a novel toxic prey type, the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina

@article{Beckmann2011ResponsesOA,
  title={Responses of Australian wading birds to a novel toxic prey type, the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina},
  author={Christa Beckmann and Michael R. Crossland and Richard Shine},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={2925-2934}
}
The impact of invasive predators on native prey has attracted considerable scientific attention, whereas the reverse situation (invasive species being eaten by native predators) has been less frequently studied. Such interactions might affect invasion success; an invader that is readily consumed by native species may be less likely to flourish in its new range than one that is ignored by those taxa. Invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) in Australia have fatally poisoned many native predators… CONTINUE READING