Here are three classic woodcuts illustrating theraphosid tarantulas eating birds. In truth, we have little idea of how often this happens or how important birds are to most tarantula's diets. It is our presumption that birds are probably almost irrelevant to terrestrial tarantulas and may be only occasionally eaten by a few of the arboreal species.

The following three woodcuts are copyright free and may be downloaded and used by anyone with the need. Merely click on the appropriate links beneath the image.

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Although we know that these woodcuts date from the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries, we do not know their original sources. As soon as we can locate that data we will update this page. Enthusiasts who can offer precise references are encouraged to E-mail them to us here.


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