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Interestingly, 19 percent of these scavengers are threatened species, including the the Spanish imperial eagle, the lynx, the leopard, several types of vultures, and the lion.
Birds scavenge the hunted leftovers twice more frequently than mammals, the study found, with about 40 percent of scavenging species belonging to the crow family. The wolf is the mammal that dominates the human-killed remains worldwide, except for in South Africa, where the hyena reigns.
Smaller mammals, like the red fox and the wild boar, were also big players in the study, appearing most frequently in areas with low presence of vultures and top predators.
To perform the study, researchers used motion-triggered remote cameras to monitor more than 350 carcasses from human hunting in Spain. They completed the data with similar information from scientific works in other regions of the world.
The researchers say the study is an important tool to preserve biodiversity in ecosystems, as scavengers are essential to accelerating the recycling of nutrients and to curbing diseases.