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Consumption of bird eggs by invasive Burmese Pythons in Florida

August 23, 2012

Burmese Pythons (Python molurus bivittatus or P. bivittatus) have been reported to consume 25 species of adult birds in Everglades National Park, Florida (Dove et al. 2011), but until now no records documented this species eating bird eggs. Here we report three recent cases of bird-egg consumption by Burmese Pythons and discuss egg-eating in basal snakes.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Consumption of bird eggs by invasive Burmese Pythons in Florida
DOI
Authors Carla J. Dove, Robert N. Reed, Ray W. Snow
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title IRFC Reptiles & Amphibians
Series Number
Index ID 70039692
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center