Just published: Are raptors picky eaters or our best sampling vectors?

Take a look at this hot-off-the-presses paper lead by Maria Viteri, “Assessing the reliability of raptor pellets in recording local small mammal diversity.” We show that raptors select their prey in proportion to local small mammal abundance, rather than preferentially choosing their favorite meals–great news for those of us who use raptor-accumulated deposits to reconstruct past small mammal communities.