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Golden Eagle predation on experimental Sandhill and Whooping Cranes

Condor

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Abstract

There are very few published records of Golden Eagles preying upon cranes, especially in North America. During our experiments to lead cranes on migration behind motorized craft in the western United States, we experienced 15 attacks (four fatal) and believe many more attacks would have occurred (and more would have been fatal) without human intervention. We recognize eagle predation as an important risk to cranes especially during migration.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Golden Eagle predation on experimental Sandhill and Whooping Cranes
Series title:
Condor
Volume
101
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
664-666
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
664
Last page:
666
Number of Pages:
3