Ecological Archives A025-098-A1

Timothy P. Lyons, James R. Miller, Diane M. Debinski, and David M. Engle. 2015. Predator identity influences the effect of habitat management on nest predation. Ecological Applications 25:15961605. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1641.1

Appendix A (Table A1). Predators identified at grasshopper sparrow nests with known fates in the Grand River Grasslands, Iowa 2010–2012.

Predator Classification
(Species)

Number of events

Mammals

 

American badger

5

Striped skunk

4

Coyote*

4

Opossum

2

Raccoon

6

 

 

Cowbirds

 

Brown-headed Cowbird

5

 

 

Snakes

 

Eastern Racer

2

Garter Snake

6

Snake (unknown spp.)

4

 

 

Other

 

Blue Jay

1

Deer

1

Grasshopper Sparrow†

8

Red-tailed Hawk

1

Loggerhead Shrike

1

Vole

1

Total events

51

* One predator classified as a coyote may have been a domestic dog Canis familiaris Linnaeus.

† Egg and chick removals by parents were attributed to death by exposure or other natural causes.


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