Unique termite gleaning behaviour of the Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze

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  • 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 ...

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Published

2016-03-02

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Kinzer, A. T. (2016). Unique termite gleaning behaviour of the Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze. Biodiversity Observations, 7, 1–2. Retrieved from https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/308

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