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9 April 2019 Plunge-diving as antipredator behavior of White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata) in the south Amazon basin of Peru
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I describe a White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata) diving under water to avoid predation by a Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) in Madre de Dios River, Peru. On 3 September 2006 I observed a White-banded Swallow plunge-diving under water for a distance of ~30 cm (6 times) with ∼1 m flights close to the water surface in between (5 times) before reaching a safe spot on the river bank.

Julio C. Gallardo "Plunge-diving as antipredator behavior of White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata) in the south Amazon basin of Peru," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 131(1), 199-200, (9 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1676/18-10
Received: 16 October 2017; Accepted: 18 August 2018; Published: 9 April 2019
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