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1 December 2008 Kleptoparasitism by Great Kiskadee on Little Blue Heron
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Kleptoparasitism is a common behavior in birds, and seems to be widespread among Ciconiiforms, both intra and interspecifically. Between 20 - 23July 2005, two observations were made of a Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) stealing prey from a Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) in a feeding aggregation on a mudflat in Cananéia, southwestern Brazil. On the two occasions, a Great Kiskadee left a perch to take decapod prey from the heron's bill during a brief hover.

Emmanuel Moralez-Silva and Emygdio L. A. Monteiro-Filho "Kleptoparasitism by Great Kiskadee on Little Blue Heron," Waterbirds 31(4), 666-667, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.1675/1524-4695-31.4.666
Received: 12 November 2006; Accepted: 1 July 2007; Published: 1 December 2008
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