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dc.contributor.authorMarques, Otavio A. V.
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Marcio
dc.contributor.authorDeveley, Pedro F.
dc.contributor.authorMacarrao, Arthur [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorSazima, Ivan
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Natural History. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 46, n. 13-14, p. 885-895, 2012.
dc.description.abstractAdult individuals of the island pitviper Bothrops insularis have a diet based on birds. We analysed bird species recorded in the gut of this snake and found that it relies on two out of 41 bird species recorded on the island. When present, these two prey species were among the most abundant passerine birds on the island. A few other migrant birds were very occasionally recorded as prey. A resident bird species (Troglodytes musculus) is the most abundant passerine on the island, but seems able to avoid predation by the viper. Bothrops insularis is most commonly found on the ground. However, during the abundance peak of the tyrannid passerine Elaenia chilensis on the island, more snakes were found on vegetation than on the ground. We suggest that one cause may be that these birds forage mostly on vegetation, and thus cause the snakes to search for prey on this arboreal substratum.en
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Natural History
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectendemic snakeen
dc.subjectBothrops insularisen
dc.subjectQueimada Grande Islanden
dc.subjectmigrant birdsen
dc.subjectabundant birdsen
dc.titleThe golden lancehead Bothrops insularis (Serpentes: Viperidae) relies on two seasonally plentiful bird species visiting its island habitaten
dcterms.rightsHolderTaylor & Francis Ltd
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto Butantan
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionBirdLife SAVE Brasil
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
dc.description.affiliationInst Butantan, Lab Ecol & Evolucao, BR-05503900 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv São Paulo, Dept Ecol, BR-05508090 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationBirdLife SAVE Brasil, BR-05427010 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Programa Pos Grad Biol Anim, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, BR-15054000 Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Campinas, Museu Zool, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Programa Pos Grad Biol Anim, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, BR-15054000 Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas, São José do Rio Pretopt[2]
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