HUNTING ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE APLOMADO FALCON (FALCO FEMORALIS) AND THE MANED WOLF (CHRYSOCYON BRACHYURUS) IN EMAS NATIONAL PARK, CENTRAL BRAZIL

Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) Science Article 1

abstract

Hunting associations between Aplomado Falcons (Falco femoralis) and maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurui) were observed in six occasions in Emas National Park. central Brazil. Falcons were successful in 25% of their hunting attempts. This association benefits the birds that hunt flushing tinamous missed by the wolf’s attack. The predominant grassland habitat of the park enables the falcon to pursue prey in flight that were flushed by the wolf from tall dense grass.

LEANDRO SILVEIRA, ANAH T. A. JACOMO et al, The Condor 99:201-202

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