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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Aplomado Falcon Steals Prey from Little Blue Heron (Individuo de Falco femoralis le Roba Prisa a Individuo de Egretta caerulea)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1989
Authors:Clark, WS, Bloom, PH, Oliphant, LW
Journal:Journal of Field Ornithology
Volume:60
Issue:3
Date Published:1989
ISBN Number:02738570
Keywords:Ardeidae, Egretta, Egretta caerulea, Egretta sacra, Falco, Falco femoralis, Falco fuscocaerulescens, Falconidae, Florida, Florida caerulea, Hydranassa, Hydranassa caerulea
Abstract:A juvenile male Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) was observed to steal crayfish (Cambarus diogenes) from Little Blue Herons (Egretta caerulea). Crayfish are not known to be a common prey item of the Aplomado Falcon. To our knowledge this is the first instance of piracy reported for this falcon. Falcons of the genus Falco are seldom reported to take prey from other birds; fewer than half of the 39 Falco species have been observed doing so. /// Un macho juvenil del falcón Falco femoralis le robó un camarón (Cambarus diogenes) a una garza (Egretta caerulea). Los camarones parecen ser una presa atípica para estos falcones. Este parece ser el primer informe de piratería en esta especie de falcón. Son raros los informes del robo de presas a otras aves por parte de falcones del género Falco. Menos de la mitad de las 39 especies en el género, han sido informadas hacerlo.
URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/4513456
Short Title:Journal of Field Ornithology
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