Birds caught in spider webs in Asia

Bruno Andreas Walther

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摘要

A recent global review of birds caught in spider webs reported only three Asian cases. Given this surprisingly low number, I made a concerted effort to obtain additional Asian cases from the literature, the internet, and field workers. I present a total of 56 Asian cases which pertain to 33 bird species. As in the global dataset, mostly small bird species were caught in spider webs, with a mean body mass of 17.5 g and a mean wing chord length of 73.1 mm. Consequently, birds with a body mass >30 g were very rarely caught. This Asian review corroborates the global review that smaller birds are more likely to be caught and that Nephila spiders are most likely to be the predators. Continuous monitoring of spider webs is recommended to ascertain the frequency of these events.
原文英語
文章編號16
期刊Avian Research
7
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十月 19 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 動物科學與動物學
  • 生態學、進化論、行為學與系統學

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