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Predation on Aposematic Ithomiine Butterflies by Tanagers (Pipraeidea melanonota)

Tanagers (Pipraeidea melanonota) have been found preying heavily and selectively on winter concentrations of 22 species of ithomiine butterflies in the region of Sumaré, São Paulo. Flying birds catch resting butterflies in the cold of the early morning, take them to favored perches, and squeeze... Full description

1st Person: Brown,, Keith S.
Additional Persons: Neto, João Vasconcellos verfasserin
Source: in Biotropica Vol. 8, No. 2 (1976), p. 136-141
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1976
Keywords: research-article
Online: Volltext
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