, Volume 145, Issue 3, pp 271-272
Date: 08 Jun 2004

Aerial “flycatching”: non-predatory birds can catch small birds in flight

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Abstract

Aerial flycatching — the lightning-fast seizure of flying small birds in the beak of larger, not normally predatory birds, only a few cases of which are treated in the literature — is here described and discussed for white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and crows (Corvidae).