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22 March 2022 Predation of Greylag Goose (Anser anser) gosling by Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)
Daniel W.S. Challender, Molly K. Grace
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Evidence of avian predation on Greylag Goose (Anser anser) goslings is generally inferential. Here, we report an observation of a Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone) preying on a gosling in Port Meadow, Oxford, United Kingdom. Our observation demonstrates that, in addition to being an egg predator, Carrion Crows are opportunistic predators of Greylag Goose goslings. To our knowledge, this is the first time that this interaction has been documented in the literature.

Daniel W.S. Challender and Molly K. Grace "Predation of Greylag Goose (Anser anser) gosling by Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 133(3), 522-524, (22 March 2022). https://doi.org/10.1676/21-00071
Received: 17 July 2021; Accepted: 1 October 2021; Published: 22 March 2022
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avian predation
behavior
defense
ecology
geese
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