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1 June 2017 American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) Enter Abandoned Mine to Hunt Bats
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I report predation by American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) on little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) near the entrance to an abandoned mine and below ground within the mine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This appears to be the first report of a corvid repeatedly entering a cave or mine to pursue prey and provides additional evidence for the remarkable behavioral plasticity of this species and family.

David J. Flaspohler "American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) Enter Abandoned Mine to Hunt Bats," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(2), 394-397, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1676/16-056.1
Received: 20 April 2016; Accepted: 1 September 2016; Published: 1 June 2017
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