Hovering by Common Fiscal Lanius collaris as a strategy to locate prey

  • Les G Underhill

Abstract

There is an enormous energetic contrast between being a sit-and-wait predator, a characteristic of all shrike species, and hunting by hovering, as is done by some kingfishers and some raptors. It therefore seems unlikely that hovering by Common Fiscals can be a regular foraging strategy, and that the two recorded observations made of this behaviour must be exceptional foraging events.
Published
2016-02-24
How to Cite
UNDERHILL, Les G. Hovering by Common Fiscal Lanius collaris as a strategy to locate prey. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], p. 1 - 4, feb. 2016. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/303>. Date accessed: 22 may 2018.
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