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1 September 2000 Belding's Savannah Sparrows Eat Eggs From Live Fiddler Crabs
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On 17 occasions in Chula Vista, California, at least one Belding's Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis beldingi) was observed chasing egg-carrying female fiddler crabs (Uca crenulata) and pecking eggs from ones it caught. Sparrows did not eat any part of the adult crab while eating the eggs. A fledgling learned this novel hunting technique after accompanying its parent for a month.

Catherine E. deRivera "Belding's Savannah Sparrows Eat Eggs From Live Fiddler Crabs," The Wilson Bulletin 112(3), 427-428, (1 September 2000). https://doi.org/10.1676/0043-5643(2000)112[0427:BSSSEE]2.0.CO;2
Received: 29 December 1999; Accepted: 1 May 2000; Published: 1 September 2000
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