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Title: Passeriformes: nest predators and prey in a Neotropical Savannah in Central Brazil
Authors: França, Leonardo Fernandes
Sousa, Nadinni Oliveira de Matos
Santos, Luane Reis dos
Soares, Charles Gladstone Duca
Gressler, Daniel Tourem
Borges, Fábio Júlio Alves
Lopes, Leonardo Esteves
Manica, Lilian Tonelli
Paiva, Luciana Vieira
Medeiros, Rita de Cássia Surrage de
Marini, Miguel Ângelo
Assunto:: Cerrados
Birds
Passerine
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: FRANCA, Leonardo Fernandes et al. Passeriformes: nest predators and prey in a Neotropical Savannah in Central Brazil. Zoologia (Curitiba, Impr.) [online], v. 26, n.4, p. 799-802, 2009. Disponível em: <http://www.scielo.br/pdf/zool/v26n4/v26n4a28.pdf>. Acesso em: 11 nov. 2010. doi: 10.1590/S1984-46702009000400028.
Abstract: The identification of predators of birds' nests, crucial to a better understanding of predator-prey interactions, remains poorly known. Here we provide evidence that birds, and especially passerines, may depredate birds' nests in the Cerrado (Neotropical Savannah) of Central Brazil. Data was collected primarily in a Conservation Unit (Estação Ecológica de Águas Emendadas) during the breeding season, between 2003 and 2007. We report and discuss details on 14 events of nest predation, 12 of which by passerines, mostly by curl-crested jays - Cyanocorax cristatellus (Temminck, 1823). The results of our study suggest that the role of birds as nest predators in the Cerrado has been underestimated and needs to be further investigated.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702009000400028
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