The diet of feral cats on islands: a review and a call for more studies

  title={The diet of feral cats on islands: a review and a call for more studies},
  author={E. Bonnaud and F. M. Medina and E. Vidal and M. Nogales and B. Tershy and E. Zavaleta and C. J. Donlan and B. Keitt and M. L. Corre and S. V. Horwath},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  • E. Bonnaud, F. M. Medina, +7 authors S. V. Horwath
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • Cats are among the most successful and damaging invaders on islands and a significant driver of extinction and endangerment. Better understanding of their ecology can improve effective management actions such as eradication. We reviewed 72 studies of insular feral cat diet from 40 islands worldwide. Cats fed on a wide range of species from large birds and medium sized mammals to small insects with at least 248 species consumed (27 mammals, 113 birds, 34 reptiles, 3 amphibians, 2 fish and 69… CONTINUE READING
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