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1 June 2006 Tool-use in Charadrii: Active Bait-Fishing by a Herring Gull
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An adult Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) was observed baiting Goldfish (Carassius auratus) with pieces of bread. Active bait-fishing is mostly known from herons, and a similar behavior was reported in captivity for a Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. fuscus). To our knowledge, we report the first record of bait-fishing, and second record of complex tool-use, for the superorder Charadrii under natural conditions.

Pierre-Yves Henry and Jean-Christophe Aznar "Tool-use in Charadrii: Active Bait-Fishing by a Herring Gull," Waterbirds 29(2), (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.1675/1524-4695(2006)29[233:TICABB]2.0.CO;2
Received: 9 January 2006; Accepted: 1 March 2006; Published: 1 June 2006
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