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1 September 2014 First Observations of Termite Insectivory in the Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)
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Bateleurs (Terathopius ecaudatus), Steppe Eagles (Aquila nipalensis), and Tawny Eagles (Aquila rapax) were observed consuming termites during a termite emergence on 30 December 2012 in Mkomazi National Park and on 20 May 2013 in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. This behavior is well known in Steppe and Tawny eagles, but these are the first records of Bateleurs using termites as a food source.

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Natasha D. G. Hagemeyer and Monica L. Bond "First Observations of Termite Insectivory in the Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126(3), 611-613, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1676/13-158.1
Received: 27 September 2013; Accepted: 1 March 2014; Published: 1 September 2014
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