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Compilation and traits of Australian bird species killed by cats

Woinarski, J.C.Z.; Woolley, L A; Garnett, Stephen T; Legge, Sarah; Murphy, Brett P.; Lawes, M J; Comer, S; Dickman, Chris R.; Doherty, Tim S.; Edwards, G; Nankivill, A; Palmer, R; Paton, David

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House cats Felis catus have contributed to the extinction of many bird species on islands, but their impact on continental bird faunas is less well resolved. Here, we compile and analyse a comprehensive record of all bird species known to be killed by feral cats at a continental scale. From published studies and unpublished data, we document predation by feral and pet cats on 357 bird species in Australia, including 338 Australian (nonvagrant) native bird species (=45.6% of the 741...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217916
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.09.017

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