Water Thick-knees deterring a Water Monitor

  • Elsa Bussière
  • Matthew Wijers

Abstract

On 19 May 2015, an infra-red camera trap (automated digital camera that gets triggered as soon as an animal is detected by the infra-red sensor) was tied to a tree ... three videos ... By using the open-winged display, the Thick-knees are probably trying to keep the water monitor close to the water and away from their inland territory. Water Monitors often feed on bird eggs and are here perceived as a predator by the Water Thick-knees ...

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Published
2016-02-22
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