Black-headed Herons preying on weavers

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  • H Dieter Oschadleus

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Herons occasionally prey on birds, both adults and nestlings, in an opportunistic manner. This short note reports on a Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala that killed a Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis in a mist-net, but did not manage to extract it from the net. This is the first confirmed report of a Black-headed Heron killing a Cape Weaver. Other records of this heron preying on weavers are listed.

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2016-08-19

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Oschadleus, H. D. (2016). Black-headed Herons preying on weavers. Biodiversity Observations, 7, 1–3. Retrieved from https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/342

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