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.
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