A new University of Florida study shows cats are the dominant predator to mockingbird eggs and nestlings in urban areas, prompting conservationists to urge pet owners to keep felines indoors at night.
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- Christine M. Stracey. Resolving the urban nest predator paradox: The role of alternative foods for nest predators. Biological Conservation, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.01.022
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