ABSTRACT

Predation on vertebrate species by insect-eating birds is rarely recorded, with only one report for the House Wren (Troglodytes aedon). On 4 January 2019, we observed a Dominican House Wren (T. a. rufescens) consume a juvenile of the nonnative Puerto Rican crested anole (Anolis cristatellus) in Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica. This observation suggests the Dominican House Wren could additionally prey on the endemic Dominican anole (Anolis oculatus). This record aids our understanding of the ecosystem-wide impact of the A. cristatellus invasion.

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