Away from the wolf, into the falcon.
The birds' association with wolves is new to researchers but not too surprising, says Stanley A. Temple, a falconer and wildlife ecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 5, 1997|
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