Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis captures and drowns a Feral Pigeon Columba livia

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Alessandro Canestrelli (1*), Fulvio Fraticelli (2)

1 Cooperativa Darwin, Roma, Italy.
2 Fondazione Bioparco di Roma, Stazione Romana Osservazione e Protezione Uccelli, Roma, Italy.
(*) Corresponding Author:
Alessandro Canestrelli
alessandro.canestrelli@gmail.com

Abstract

A Yellow-legged Gull catching a Feral Pigeon, flies to a nearby small lake and kills him drowning. This behaviour can be explained or with higher cognitive ability, related with the use of innovative methods, or with a generalist behaviour that offers the opportunity to use new techniques.

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Canestrelli, A., & Fraticelli, F. (2016). Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis captures and drowns a Feral Pigeon Columba livia. Rivista Italiana Di Ornitologia, 86(1), 69. https://doi.org/10.4081/rio.2016.313