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Evidence of predator activity

Observed: 14th June 2012 By: vd95
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
P1020005
Description:

Observed evidence of predator activity, I believe a hawk has attacked a pigeon leaving no trace of flesh just feathers.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Woodpigeon predator

The photo shows a number of flight feathers which appear to have been bitten off - see the blunt ends. This is indicative of a mammalian predator. A raptor usually strips off most if not all feathers, by plucking.