Publication
Title
First report of fishing in the European Blackbird **Turdus merula**
Author
Abstract
During two hours of observation, a female Blackbird made approximately 30 attempts to catch fish, 20 of which were successful. The bird watched and followed a minnow shoal in shallow parts of the river, hopping from stone to stone in a way that resembled its normal behaviour when catching earthworms. The bird only caught small individuals (57 cm). Larger individuals were present in the river but were not seen within the shoal and were not attacked.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta ornithologica / Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Zoologiczny. - Warszawa
Publication
Warszawa : 2008
ISSN
0001-6454
Volume/pages
43:2(2008), p. 231-234
ISI
000262817800015
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 16.01.2009
Last edited 03.09.2017
To cite this reference