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

  • Alessandro Canestrelli | alessandro.canestrelli@gmail.com Cooperativa Darwin, Roma, Italy.
  • Fulvio Fraticelli Fondazione Bioparco di Roma, Stazione Romana Osservazione e Protezione Uccelli, Roma, Italy.

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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Published
2016-11-25
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Keywords:
Yellow-legged Gull, techniques of predation
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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