Aerial attack - interaction between two Tractrac Chats

  • Ursula Franke-Bryson


On a late June morning while driving on a farm road in the treeless gravel plains in Namibia (coordinates 22?25?S 15?24?E) I saw what looked like a Tractrac Chat cercomela (Emarginata) tractrac flying and repeatedly attacking something on the ground. At first I thought it might have struck down a snake or maybe a shrike on the ground, but it turned out to be another Tractrac Chat which was ducking every time another assault came down on it.


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FRANKE-BRYSON, Ursula. Aerial attack - interaction between two Tractrac Chats. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 37: 1 - 2, aug. 2017. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 aug. 2019.