Possible cooperative prey capture in the Great Crested Flycather (Myiarchus crinitis)
Cases in which birds cooperate to capture prey are rare. The classical example is that of the extinct New Zealand Huia (Heteralocha acutirostrisl, in which the chisel-like beak of the male was used to expose grubs which were extracted by the thinner curved beak of the female (Soper 1972).
Author: George W. Folks
Volume Number: 42 Year Published: 1995
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 5
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1995/Vol 42 No. 1_1995_p5-9.pdf
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