Diet and prey selection of urban-dwelling Peregrine Falcons in southwest England

EJA Drewitt, Nick Dixon

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Abstract

Despite extensive research on city-dwelling Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus in mainland Europe and other parts of the world, little has been undertaken and published in the UK. We analysed the diet of Peregrines in three cities in southwest England - Bristol, Bath and Exeter - between 1998 and 2007. The wide range of prey species taken included many species associated with a variety of non-urban habitats. Some prey species appear to be hunted at night, while on migration. This paper summarises the diet of Peregrines in urban areas and reviews their night-time hunting behaviour.
Translated title of the contributionDiet and prey selection of urban-dwelling Peregrine Falcons in southwest England
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-67
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Birds
Volume101
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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