A Novel Songbird Nest Predator: The Greater Arid-Land Katydid Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe the removal (predation) of a black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) nestling by a female greater arid-land katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa) in southwest Texas. The event was captured with a nest camera during night in Jun. 2010. Neobarrettia species are known to be aggressive and carnivorous, but this is the first report of a katydid depredating a songbird nest. 2012, American Midland Naturalist.

published proceedings

  • The American Midland Naturalist

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, K. N., Cain, J. W., Morrison, M. L., & Wilkins, R. N.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Smith, Kathryn N||Cain, James W||Morrison, Michael L||Wilkins, R Neal

publication date

  • January 2012