[CT Birds] Predator niches
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 26 00:15:37 EDT 2010
I believe Steve, maybe what your asking is more like two niches that are similar.
What the Red-shouldered hawk feeds on during the daytime, is the same or closely
mirrors the Barred Owls at night. Both prefer swamp creatures.
The same can be said about the Red-tail and Great H Owl I think as well.
It seems predators have evolved to capitalize on a niche that is open to them and their
ability to catch them. In this case, a diurnal predator is replaced with a nocturnal one
that can use the same habitat with no other competitors to compete with. Which brings up
If accipiter (hawks) catch diurnal birds during the day, then what other species
of predator catches them at night? I would assume none, because most all birds are not
flying at night and this prey then is not available, yes?
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