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.
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