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Re: Avian Cannibals

I´ve seen birds of prey (Buteo buteo) eat their own deceased young in the nest, presumably nothing goes to waste and this provides them with energy to feed the survivors. I´ve heard of, but not seen, large chicks eating smaller chicks, too.

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Krentz" <ddkrentz@charter.net>
To: "Dinosaur List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 8:30 PM
Subject: Avian Cannibals

 Are there good examples of birds cannibalizing, and if so why?