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Consumption of bird eggs by invasive Burmese Pythons in Florida

IRFC Reptiles & Amphibians

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Abstract

Burmese Pythons (Python molurus bivittatus or P. bivittatus) have been reported to consume 25 species of adult birds in Everglades National Park, Florida (Dove et al. 2011), but until now no records documented this species eating bird eggs. Here we report three recent cases of bird-egg consumption by Burmese Pythons and discuss egg-eating in basal snakes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Consumption of bird eggs by invasive Burmese Pythons in Florida
Series title:
IRFC Reptiles & Amphibians
Volume
19
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
IRFC
Publisher location:
http://www.ircf.org/
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
IRFC Reptiles & Amphibians
First page:
64
Last page:
66
Country:
United States
State:
Florida