Unusual foraging behaviour of Amur Falcons

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Abstract

Amur Falcons Falco amurensis are non-breeding Palaearctic migrants (Nov-May) to the eastern parts of Southern Africa. This species forage mainly by perch-hunting as well as hover-hunting over open grass- and croplands. On non-breeding grounds, it consumes almost exclusively arthropods (locusts and grasshoppers, termite alates, beetles, bees); they may occasionally capture birds.

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Published
2012-07-23
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