Ever wonder what happens to bird carcasses in the forest? Hint: it might have something to do with rats or cats.
Former KUPU service member, Abigail Kreuser, recently coauthored a paper describing KFBRP’s winter scavenging study at Halepaʻaki. The manuscript for the 29th Vertebrate Pest Conference titled, “Do the Remains Remain? The Fate of Bird Carcasses in a Hawaiian Rainforest that is fenced for Ungulates and Managed for Rodents using A24 Self-resetting Traps”, was published online at: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/79x4v8nh
Intrigued? Stay posted for the results of our scavenging studies that include both the Mohihi and Halepaʻakai sites.