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Sexton, Owen J
Black vultures feeding on iguana eggs in Panama
American Midland Naturalist
1975
Journal Article
93
2
463-468
Iguana iguana
Black vultures (Coragyps atratus) eat iguana (Iguana iguana) eggs. The eggs are vulnerable to the vultures because of intra-specific interactions of ovipositing female lizards due to localized high densities at the nesting sties. The exploitation by the vultures of these density-dependent effects is discussed in terms of other selective forces determining the location of the nesting sites.