Radio-instrumented Mourning Dove Preyed Upon by Gray Rat Snake

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Science Article 2

abstract

Several authors (George 1951, Balda 1965, Lesser 1966) have published accounts of avian predation on fledged Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura). Additionally, Blair (1967) reported an unsuccessful attempt by a bullfrog (Rana catesbeianat)o capture a Mourning Dove in flight. To our knowledge, however, no report of reptilian predation on a Mourning Dove capable of flight has been published.

R. E. MIRARCHI, R. R. HITCHCOCK, The Auk 99:583

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