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Whooping crane preyed upon by golden eagle

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Abstract

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is the largest predatory bird in North America and is well known for its predatory abilities. Attacks have been reported on mammals such as whitetail jackrabbits (Lepus townsendi) (McGahan 1967, J. Wildl. Mgmt. 31: 496), pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) (Bruhns 1970, Can. Field-Natur. 84: 301), Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) (Kelleher and O'Malia 1971, Auk 88: 186), and Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) (Carnie 1954, Condor 56: 3). This communication describes an attack on an immature Whooping Crane (Grus americana) by a Golden Eagle and the subsequent necropsy findings.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Whooping crane preyed upon by golden eagle
Series title:
The Auk
Volume
98
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 393-394
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
The Auk
First page:
393
Last page:
394
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico
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