The Purr‐fect Catch: Using accelerometers and audio recorders to document kill rates and hunting behaviour of a small prey specialist

  title={The Purr‐fect Catch: Using accelerometers and audio recorders to document kill rates and hunting behaviour of a small prey specialist},
  author={Emily K. Studd and Rachael E. Derbyshire and Allyson K. Menzies and John F. Simms and Murray M. Humphries and Dennis L Murray and Stan Boutin},
  journal={Methods in Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={1277 - 1287}
Characterizing variation in predator behaviour and, specifically, quantifying kill rates is fundamental for parameterizing predator–prey and food web models. Yet, current methods for recording kill rates of free‐ranging predators, particularly those that consume small‐bodied (<2 kg) prey, present a number of associated challenges. In this paper, we deployed custom‐adapted acoustic recorders and tri‐axial accelerometers on free‐ranging Canada lynx Lynx canadensis to assess the capacity of… 

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