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Are there conservation implications for kangaroos feeding on sea birds?

Hughes, M. and Bérengier, V. (2018) Are there conservation implications for kangaroos feeding on sea birds? Pacific Conservation Biology;, 24 (1). pp. 98-99.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1071/PC17038
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Abstract

This research note documents an observation of a wild western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) feeding on a dead silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) at Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park on the south coast of Western Australia. Published evidence suggests that this behaviour is not unique and could be widespread in Western Australia and further afield. We consider why the kangaroo may be feeding on the dead gull and possible implications for conservation programs relying on poison meat baits to control introduced species.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © 2018 CSIRO
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40542
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