Tetrapod Zoology

Tetrapod Zoology

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

Raptors kill hominids, kill cattle, kill giant moa


No time for anything new: I figure this is pretty self-explanatory. For anyone who wants to follow up on some of the assertions boldly stated in the slide above, check out...

Berger, L. R. & Clarke, R. J. 1995. Eagle involvement in accumulation of the Taung child fauna. Journal of Human Evolution 29, 275-299.

- . & Clarke, R. J. 1996. The load of the Taung child. Nature 379, 778-779.

- . & McGraw, W. S. 2003. Further evidence for eagle predation of, and feeding damage on, the Taung child. South African Journal of Science 103, 496-498.

Matchett, M. R. & O'Gara, B. W. 1987. Methods of controlling golden eagle depredation on domestic sheep in southwestern Montana. Journal of Raptor Research 21, 85-94.

Nybakk, K., Kjelvik, O. & Kvam, T. 1999. Golden eagle predation on semidomestic reindeer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27, 1038-1042.

Phillips, R. L., Cummings, J. L., Notah, G. & Mullis, C. 1996. Golden eagle predation on domestic calves. Wildlife Society Bulletin 24, 468-470.

Worthy, T. H. & Holdaway, R. N. 2002. The Lost World of the Moa. Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis.

.... oh, and chapter 1 in Tetrapod Zoology: Book One. This is also a good time to mention my friend Steve Bodio's brand new book An Eternity of Eagles: the Human History of the Most Fascinating Birds in the World.

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