Unique termite gleaning behaviour of the Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze

  • Andrew T Kinzer

Abstract

... Tacazze Sunbirds were observed foraging on termites. They were seen gleaning the termites off the trunks of trees. The sunbirds were predating on non-alate (non-winged) worker and soldier termites. Gripping the bark with their feet like a wood-hoopoe, the sunbirds followed, from the ground up, the shelter tubes built by the termites, scraping the soil covering away with their bill and eating the termites as they went ...
Published
2016-03-02
How to Cite
KINZER, Andrew T. Unique termite gleaning behaviour of the Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], p. 1 - 2, mar. 2016. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/308>. Date accessed: 22 may 2018.
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