alexa Evolutionary Ecology of Afrotropical and Neotropical Vultures in Forests
Geology & Earth Science

Geology & Earth Science

Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters

Author(s): David C Houston

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Several species of vultures are commonly found in neotropical forests, but none has occupied the forested regions of the Old World. It is suggested that a greater abundance of food for large scavenging animals may exist in New World forests because of their higher mammalian biomass and the complexity of their invertebrate communities. Cathartid vultures are highly efficient at searching for food and may be the major scavengers of large mammal carcasses in the neotropical forest. /// Se encuentran varias especies de buítres en bosques neotropicales, pero ninguno ha ocupado regiones boscosas en el Viejo Mundo. Se sugiere que la mayor abundancia de comida para animales carroñeros, existente en los bosques del Nuevo Mundo se debería a su mayor biomasa de mamíferos y a la complejidad de su comunidad de invertebrados. Los buitres de la familia Cathartidae son muy eficientes buscando comida y pueden ser los mayores carroñeros de carcasas de mamíferos grandes en los bosques neotropicales.

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