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1 September 2005 Rolling Prey and the Acquisition of Aerial Foraging Skills in Northern Mockingbirds
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I describe an unusual food-handling behavior performed by juvenile Northern Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos). In the course of one morning, I observed juvenile Northern Mockingbirds repeatedly roll several prey items down the incline of a roof in Charlottesville, Virginia. I discuss this behavior in the context of the development of aerial foraging skills.

Joanna R. Vondrasek "Rolling Prey and the Acquisition of Aerial Foraging Skills in Northern Mockingbirds," The Wilson Bulletin 117(3), (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.1676/04-092.1
Received: 20 September 2004; Accepted: 1 April 2005; Published: 1 September 2005
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