nena masthead
SENA Home Staff & Editors For Readers For Authors

Ground Skink (Scincella lateralis) Tails Found in Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) Nests

Hannah C. McNeese1, Angelina M. Burgess1, Diane L.H. Neudorf1,*, and Juan D. Daza1

1Department Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341. *Corresponding author.

Southeastern Naturalist,Volume 20, Issue 3 (2021): N88–N91

Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren) have rarely been reported to eat lizards. We found Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink) tails in 3 nests of Carolina Wrens occupying nest boxes in residential areas of Huntsville, TX, in 2017. The most likely explanation is that the wrens had been feeding the skinks or their tail sections to their nestlings.

pdf iconDownload Full-text pdf (Accessible only to subscribers. To subscribe click here.)



Access Journal Content

Open access browsing of table of contents and abstract pages. Full text pdfs available for download for subscribers.

Issue-in-Progress: Vol. 22 (2) ... early view

Current Issue: Vol. 21 (4)
SENA 21(3)

All Regular Issues


Special Issues






JSTOR logoClarivate logoWeb of science logoBioOne logo EbscoHOST logoProQuest logo