Predation by a Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor) on a Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) in Trinidad, W.I.

Authors

  • Floyd E. Hayes Department of Biology, Pacific Union College, 1 Angwin Ave., Angwin, CA 94508, USA
  • Renis L. Gabriel Faculty of Education and Humanities, University of the Southern Caribbean, Maracas, St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago

Abstract

The Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor) is a large, heavybodied snake inhabiting a diversity of habitats throughout most of South America. It is a dietary generalist, foraging on a wide variety of prey including shrimp, fish, lizards, birds and mammals (e.g., Sironi et al. 2000, Quick et al. 2005, Pizzatto et al. 2009, Sanches et al. 2018). In this note we document a Boa Constrictor preying on a Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus).

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2019-12-31

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Nature Notes