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Previously Undocumented Squamate Prey Brought To Nest By Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)

Author:
Babb, Randall D.
Source:
TheSouthwestern naturalist 2017 v.62 no.4 pp. 284-285
ISSN:
1943-6262
Subject:
Buteo jamaicensis, Crotalus, lizards, nesting, nests, snakes, Arizona
Abstract:
I observed a nest of a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) for 13.5 h over a 4-day period in April 2012 along the Mexican border in southwestern Arizona. I documented prey items (N = 7) brought into the nest, including six representing the following three previously undocumented species of reptiles: Yuman Desert fringe-toed lizard (Uma rufopunctata), sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes), and western shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis).
Agid:
6029034