Jaguar (Panthera onca) hunting activity: effects of prey distribution and availability
Journal or Book Title
JOURNAL OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY
Geographic variation in behaviour of individuals within a species is well known (Foster & Endler 1999), both across ranges (Iriarte et al. 1990) and locally (Hertz & Huey 1981). For predators, variation in prey use within a given site is often seasonal (Brillhart & Kaufman 1995), and related to changes in relative abundance and/or vulnerability of various prey (Kunkel et al. 2004). Behavioural diversity also occurs because prey behaviours vary and predators change foraging tactics, even on a daily basis (Ropert-Coudert et al. 2002).
Carrillo, E; Fuller, TK; and Saenz, JC, "Jaguar (Panthera onca) hunting activity: effects of prey distribution and availability" (2009). JOURNAL OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY. 76.