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1 January 2012 A Novel Songbird Nest Predator: The Greater Arid-Land Katydid
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We describe the removal (predation) of a black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) nestling by a female greater arid-land katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa) in southwest Texas. The event was captured with a nest camera during night in Jun. 2010. Neobarrettia species are known to be aggressive and carnivorous, but this is the first report of a katydid depredating a songbird nest.
Kathryn N. Smith, James W. Cain, Michael L. Morrison and R. Neal Wilkins "A Novel Songbird Nest Predator: The Greater Arid-Land Katydid," The American Midland Naturalist 167(1), (1 January 2012). https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-167.1.210
Received: 1 February 2011; Accepted: 1 July 2011; Published: 1 January 2012
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