The diet of dingoes, feral cats and eastern barn owl on Pullen Pullen Reserve, southwest Queensland

Date: 01, Jul, 2021
Author(s):   Kearney, S.G., Kern, P.L., Murphy, S.A., Janetzki, H., Kutt, A.S.
Publisher: Australian Mammalogy

Predator diet can provide important data to inform management actions as well as an enhanced understanding of the fauna of a region. The diet of dingo (Canis lupus dingo), feral cat (Felis catus) and eastern barn owl (Tyto delicatula) were compared using scat, stomach and pellets from a significant conservation reserve in southwest Queensland. Dingo diet was dominated by macropods, while the diet of feral cat and barn owl was dominated by small mammals. We found no remains of threatened species but recommend continued monitoring of predator diet as a tool to assist management.