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1 September 2013 Diurnal Predation by a Coyote (Canis latrans jamesi) on an Adult Blue-Footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) on Isla Tiburón, Gulf of California, Mexico
Naomi S. Blinick, Abram B. Fleishman
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We report the predation by a coyote (Canis latrans jamesi) on a foraging, adult blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) during the early afternoon on 2 December 2009 on the west coast of Isla Tiburón in the Gulf of California, Mexico. The observed event took place while a flock of blue-footed and brown boobies (Sula leucogaster) was plunge-diving close to shore. The food habits of coyotes on Isla Tiburón are not known, and capture of live adult boobies by coyotes has not previously been documented in the literature.

Se reporta la depredación de un coyote (Canis latrans jamesi) sobre un individuo adulto de bobo de patas azules (Sula nebouxii) mientras forrajeaba durante la tarde del 2 de diciembre de 2009 en la costa oeste de isla Tiburón en el Golfo de California, México. El evento se presentó mientras un grupo de bobos de patas azules y bobos café (Sula leucogaster) estaba zambulléndose cerca de la costa. Se desconocen los hábitos alimentarios de los coyotes en isla Tiburón y la captura de aves marinas adultas por coyotes no ha sido documentada anteriormente en la literatura.

Naomi S. Blinick and Abram B. Fleishman "Diurnal Predation by a Coyote (Canis latrans jamesi) on an Adult Blue-Footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) on Isla Tiburón, Gulf of California, Mexico," The Southwestern Naturalist 58(3), 368-370, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909-58.3.368
Received: 20 June 2011; Accepted: 1 October 2013; Published: 1 September 2013
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