An insectivorous Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella diversifies its diet

Peter M. Kyne, Micha V. Jackson

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    Abstract

    Pratincoles and coursers (family Glareolidae), including the primarily ground-feeding Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella, are principally insectivorous. This paper presents a brief note on the first documented occurrence of Australian Pratincole (and indeed a rare record of any glareolid bird) feeding on vertebrate prey, in this case a small frog.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)61-64
    Number of pages4
    JournalNorthern Territory Naturalist
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    Early online dateFeb 2012
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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