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Away from the wolf, into the falcon.



In Brazil's Emas National Park The Emas National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional das Emas) is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located between the states of Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul in the Center-West Region of Brazil, between 17º50’—18º15’S and , the maned wolf prowls the savannas and grasslands for birds and other small game. Overhead, the aplomado falcon The Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis, is a medium-sized falcon of the Americas. The species' largest contiguous range is in South America, but not in the deep interior Amazon Basin.  searches for some of the same prey. Leandro Silveira and other park researchers noticed that the falcon often trails the wolf on its hunts, nabbing about 25 percent of the prey that gets away from the wolf. The researchers report their observation in the recently released February issue of The Condor.

The birds' association with wolves is new to researchers but not too surprising, says Stanley A. Temple, a falconer Falconer

prison where former professor Farragut, who had killed his brother, witnesses the torments and chaos of the penal system. [Am. Lit.: Cheever Falconer in Weiss, 151]

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. Other hunting associations exist between birds and monkeys, even sea birds and dolphins. "Birds of prey learn very quickly that other animals can flush prey for them," says Temple. Even human hunters can provide a tip-off, he adds.
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Title Annotation:Biology; aplomado falcons follow wolves to catch the prey the wolves miss
Author:Mlot, Christine
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Apr 5, 1997
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