Predator-Prey Interaction Between an American Robin, Turdus migratorius, and a Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus

E. Natasha Vanderhoff


I observed a predator-prey interaction between a juvenile American Robin (Turdus migratorius L.) and a juvenile Five-lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus L.). Although Robins are considered omnivorous, there are no previous reports of a robin eating lizards although they have been recorded as occasionally taking snakes. I discuss the age of the individuals involved as it relates to prey capture and escape.


American Robin; Turdus migratorius; Five-lined Skink; Eumeces fasciatus; predation

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