The relative importance of the distance senses in coyote predatory behaviour

  title={The relative importance of the distance senses in coyote predatory behaviour},
  author={M. C. Wells and P. Lehner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • M. C. Wells, P. Lehner
  • Published 1978
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the relative importance of vision, audition and olfaction to hunting coyotes ( Canis latrans ). The durations required for five coyotes to locate rabbits in an enclosed room were measured. The visual, auditory and olfactory stimuli emitted by the rabbits were eliminated individually, in pairs, and altogether. Visual stimuli were eliminated by removing all visible light from the room. Auditory stimuli were eliminated by killing the rabbits… CONTINUE READING
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