Synonyms for tailed_mongoose_ichneumia_albicauda or Related words with tailed_mongoose_ichneumia_albicauda

lr_lc_genus_mungos              lc_genus_ichneumia              backed_vulture_gyps              buff_spotted_flufftail              crowned_pigeon_patagioenas              headed_duck_oxyura              tailed_jackrabbit_lepus_townsendii              crowned_hornbill              headed_capuchin_cebus              mongoose_herpestes_ichneumon_lr              banded_mongoose_mungos_mungo              collared_starling              throated_robin_irania              cheeked_spider              genus_herpestes_egyptian              spotted_flufftail_sarothrura_pulchra              collared_seedeater_sporophila_torqueola              ichneumia_white              necked_stork_ciconia_episcopus              helogale_parvula_lr_lc              stork_ciconia_ciconia              winged_potoo              fronted_bee_eater              genus_ichneumia              africanus_rüppell_vulture_gyps              throated_honeyeater              gull_ichthyaetus              throated_swift_aeronautes              eared_bulbul_pycnonotus_leucotis              winged_dove_zenaida              white_winged_redstart              savile_bustard              wagtail_motacilla_alba              eyed_parakeet_psittacara              fronted_nunbird              thighed              dendrocygna_viduata              bellied_woodpecker_dryocopus_javensis              throated_caracara              tailed_eagle_haliaeetus              bellied_antbird              tipped_dove_leptotila              winged_cuckooshrike              eyed_vireo_vireo_griseus              hemprichii_pallas              faced_whistling_duck              tailed_nightjar_hydropsalis_cayennensis              black_collared_barbet              faced_heron_egretta              faced_storm_petrel             



Examples of "tailed_mongoose_ichneumia_albicauda"
The white-tailed mongoose ("Ichneumia albicauda") is the largest species in the mongoose family (Herpestidae). It is the only member of the genus Ichneumia.
Nocturnal predators include: the African civet ("civettictis civetta") – a bulky long haired animal; small-spotted genet "(Genetta genetta)" and the large-spotted genet "(Genetta tigrina)" found in both parks; the spotted-necked otter "(Lutra maculicollis)", ratel or honey badger "(Mellivora capensis)"; many mongoose species such as the marsh mongoose "(Atilax paludinosus)", the Egyptian large grey mongoose "(Herpestes ichneumon)", cusimanse "(Crossarchus obscurus)", the white-tailed mongoose "(Ichneumia albicauda)"; slender or pygmy mongoose "(Galerella sanguinea)", solitary inhabitant of the savanna; and Gambian mongoose "(mungos gambianus)".
A major threat to this species is habitat loss and disturbance. Human activity such as tourists walking through protected areas, pollution, unsustainable harvesting and urbanisation can destroy nesting sites. Plover populations can also be affected by rural human activity, for example fishermen walking through protected plover breeding sites, bringing large amounts of dogs with them- a known predator of plover eggs. Natural predators are also a problem, as many of these predators appear to thrive unnaturally well in the presence of plover breeding grounds, such as the brown-necked raven (Corvus ruficollis) in Maio, Cape Verde, the White-tailed Mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda) in Saudi Arabia, and the Grey Monitors (Varanus griseus) in Al Wathba Wetland Reserve. It is thought that the high amount of prey available to these predators attracts them into the breeding grounds- an effect named the ‘honey pot’, Global warming and climate change also plays a role in the decline of areas available for plovers to breed and reside in. It is known that the Kentish plover prefers to build its nests on low-elevated land close to water, and a study untaken in Saudi Arabia discovered that 11% of nests in the study site were in fact below sea level, therefore rising sea levels are predicted to have disastrous consequences for these low-sitting nests.
In South Africa, the commonest foods were (in descending order of preference): Cape hyrax, Smith's red rock hare ("Pronolagus rupertris"), meerkat, mountain reedbuck ("Redunca fulvorufula"), goats and sheep, scrub hare ("Lepus saxatilis"), Cape francolin ("Francolinus capensis"), helmeted guineafowl("Numida meleagris"), yellow mongoose ("Cynictis penicillata") and Angulate tortoise ("Chersina angulata"). In “poor food areas” of the Matobo Hills, three nests included 53.6% hyrax, 10.7% cane-rats, 7.1% monkeys, 7.1% mongoose and 3.6% antelope. From 1997 to 2005 in the same area, non-hyrax prey (each representing less than 10 out of 1550 prey items at nests) included white-tailed mongoose ("Ichneumia albicauda"), steenbok ("Raphicerus campestris"), domestic goat, vervet monkey ("Chlorocebus pygerythrus"), Jameson's red rock hare ("Pronolagus randensis"), helmeted guineafowl, Swainson's francolin ("Pternistis swainsonii"), Natal francolin ("Pternistis natalensis"), southern red-billed hornbill ("Tockus rufirostris"), rock pigeon ("Columba livia"), white-necked raven ("Corvus albicollis"), leopard tortoise ("Stigmochelys pardalis") and giant plated lizard ("Gerrhosaurus validus"). In the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden of South Africa, the primary prey found around nests after a perceptible hyrax decline has become helmeted guineafowl and francolins, followed by cane rats, rabbits and dikdiks ("Rhynchotragus" ssp.). Young baboons may also be hunted, even the large-bodied chacma baboons ("Papio ursinus") which have issued a predator alarm call in response to the presence of Verreaux's eagles. Carrion either fairly frequent or none at all. A study of the taking of domestic lambs in the Karoo found only two cases of lambs being eaten by Verreaux's eagle and these were already dead when carried off. This contrasts with the golden eagle, which in some areas may eat many dead lambs and occasionally hunt lives ones. Although any prey weighing over is rarely taken, some ungulates hunted by Verreaux's eagles can be considerably larger. Klipspringer ("Oreotragus oreotragus") lambs brought to the nest have weighed up to . A Verreaux's eagle was observed to hunt and kill a mountain reedbuck lamb estimated to weigh .