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

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  • 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.

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Published

2016-02-24

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Underhill, L. G. (2016). Hovering by Common Fiscal Lanius collaris as a strategy to locate prey. Biodiversity Observations, 7, 1–4. Retrieved from https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/303

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