Berkut. 28 (1-2): 37-38. 2019.

 

First documented interspecific association between Changeable Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) and Leopard (Panthera pardus) in Rajaji National Park, North India

Ritesh Joshi, Kanchan Puri

Environment Education Division, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Jor Bagh Road, New Delhi, 110003, India
Corresponding author:  Ritesh Joshi, e-mail: ritesh_joshi2325@yahoo.com

Abstract. The Changeable Hawk-eagle is a large bird of prey, it hunts down for small mammals, reptiles and birds. Scavenging on carcasses of dead wild animals has been reported only recently. On 16 May 2018, we observed an individual of this eagle feeding on the carcass of Spotted Deer, which was hidden in a tree by a Leopard.
Key words: feeding, scavenging, interspecific relations.

Перша документована міжвидова асоціація між мінливим чубатим орлом (Nisaetus cirrhatus) і леопардом (Panthera pardus) в національному парку Раджаджі (Північна Індія). - Р. Джоші, К. Пурі. - Беркут. 28 (1-2). 2019. - Мінливий чубатий орел – великий хижий птах, який ловить живу здобич. Поїдання трупів тварин відмічалося рідко. У 2018 р. в національному парку Раджаджі спостерігали птаха, який годувався на рештках оленя аксиса, захованих на дереві леопардом.
Ключові слова: живлення, поїдання падла, міжвидові відносини.

 


 

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