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1 March 2015 Galapagos Mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) Preys on an Invasive Mammal
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Galapagos Mockingbirds (Mimus parvulus) are opportunistic feeders that have been observed engaging in a variety of unusual predatory behaviors. Here, we report on a specific behavior that we observed: a Galapagos Mockingbird preying on an invasive mammal by repeatedly hitting it on the ground. We discuss the reasons that the mockingbird might have engaged in this behavior and the potential implications this could have for native biodiversity and conservation on the Galapagos Islands.

2015 by the Wilson Ornithological Society
Kiyoko M. Gotanda, Diana M. T. Sharpe, and Luis F. De Léon "Galapagos Mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) Preys on an Invasive Mammal," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127(1), 138-141, (1 March 2015). https://doi.org/10.1676/14-055.1
Received: 8 April 2014; Accepted: 1 September 2014; Published: 1 March 2015
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