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However by directly recording the peregrine depredating nests on the island, we can consider it as a contributing factor to breeding failure of the birds which did get to the chick-rearing stage.
As nest predation was our most frequent cause of nest failure, it may be useful to quantitatively determine which nest predators play the most important roles in depredating bullfinch nests.
Fire ants are a major threat to Black-capped Vireo nests in other areas of their breeding range (Stake and Cimpricb 2003) but were not observed depredating nests in the Devil's River area, likely because fire ant occurrence is limited in the study area and did not overlap with a large portion of Black-capped Vireo breeding habitat (Campomizzi et al.
Nest predators identified using nest cameras depredating randomly-selected Black-capped Vireo nests in the Devil's River area, Texas in 2009 and 2010.
Other potential mammalian nest predators, including mice, Abert's squirrels, bobcats, domestic dogs, and rock squirrels were present within our study area (documented by track plates and visual observations by field personnel) but were not recorded depredating nests by video cameras (perhaps because some of these species occur at low densities; C Kirkpatrick, pers.
The endemic Clarion Racer (Masticophis anthonyi) was also observed depredating albatross nests.
The Clarion Racer is a generalist and opportunistic predator (Brattstrom 1955), and this is the first record of it depredating seabird nests (Wanless and Angel, 2007).
invicta has been observed depredating nests higher off the ground (i.
We observed mink (Mustela vison) and Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) depredating nests.
We believe snakes pose the greatest risk of depredating adult songbirds at the nest because they are the only group known to be significant nocturnal predators, at least in some habitats (Hensley and Smith 1986, Stake and Cimprich 2003, Stake et al.
Juvenile Black-crowned Night-herons (Nycticorax nycticorax), a closely related species, have been observed depredating chicks and adults have been observed eating Cattle Egret (Bub ulcus ibis) chicks (Riehl 2006; D.
Red-headed Woodpeckers accounted for 65% (n = 11) of nest failures of other cavity nesters by depredating two and usurping nine nests.