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1 September 2003 Body Sway Foraging by a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Victor H. Hutchison, James Lazell, Ronald Javitch
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We observed a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) with its belly partly submerged in water, rapidly swaying its body laterally while holding its head and most of the extended neck still above the water. This behavior was observed several times with “Stand and Wait, Walk Slowly, Stand and Wait” foraging among three episodes of the “Submerge and Sway” mode. This body swaying motion appeared to flush out a frog that the heron captured during the second episode.

Victor H. Hutchison, James Lazell, and Ronald Javitch "Body Sway Foraging by a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron," The Wilson Bulletin 115(3), 348-350, (1 September 2003). https://doi.org/10.1676/03-002
Received: 7 January 2003; Accepted: 1 April 2003; Published: 1 September 2003
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