Journal of Ornithology

, Volume 145, Issue 3, pp 271–272

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

Short Note

DOI: 10.1007/s10336-004-0041-x

Cite this article as:
Berthold, P. J Ornithol (2004) 145: 271. doi:10.1007/s10336-004-0041-x


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).


Aerial flycatching Corvids Herons Rails Storks 

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© Dt. Ornithologen-Gesellschaft e.V.  2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for OrnithologyVogelwarte RadolfzellRadolfzellGermany

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