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Re: Avian Cannibals



From:  Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org

A quick check for some variations on "avian cannibalism" on Google turned
up these papers. Nest cannibalism and cannibalism among confined poultry
seem to be rather common. Bad weather and other food stress may also be a
cause.


coots:
http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/files/issues/v089n02/p0442-p0443.pdf

kestrels:
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/z91-205?journalCode=cjz

poultry:
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/live/g1670/build/g1670.pdf
http://en.engormix.com/MA-poultry-industry/news/cannibalism-birds-prevention
-treatment-t11933/p0.htm

Barn owl:
http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/jrr/v028n02/p00119-p00120.pdf

bald eagles:
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/0892-1016(2007)41%5B41:DOIACI%5D2.0.CO
%3B2

prairie falcons:
http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/jrr/v021n01/p00032-p00033.pdf

northern goshawk:
http://www.jstor.org/pss/4164112

house finch:
http://www.jstor.org/pss/20060130

Red-tailed hawk:
http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Auk/v094n03/p0593-p0594.pdf



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