Coyote, Canis latrans - Rio Grande Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo intermedia, interactions

Brian L. Spears, Warren B. Ballard, Mark C. Wallace, Roger D. Applegate, Phillip S. Gipson

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Abstract

Coyotes (Canis latrans) are widely known to be predators of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopauo sspp.). We describe two observations of single Coyotes coming within 10 m of feeding Wild Turkey flocks without attempting to predate them in Stevens County, Kansas. We relate these observations to Coyote predation on turkeys and mobbing behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-647
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Field-Naturalist
Volume117
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Canis latrans
  • Coyotes
  • Kansas
  • Meleagris gallopavo intermedia
  • Mobbing behavior
  • Rio Grande Turkeys

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