Non-breeding diet of the Letter-winged Kite in north-eastern South Australia.
Letter-winged Kites Elanus scriptus
were found to be feeding predominantly on House Mice Mus musculus in north-eastern South Australia. In its normal central Australian range, the Letter-winged Kites diet has previously been recorded as consisting of native mammals, particularly the Long-haired Rat Rattus villosissimus
. Potential ramifications of a major shift in dietary emphasis are discussed.
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