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Aves, 51/1 | 2014 | 63-64

  An Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus catches an unusual prey
Jean Doucet

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The note reports the catching of a Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula by a female Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus in winter. The event is unusual not so much for the choice of prey (which are numerous in the vicinity) or for its size, as for the defensive behavior of the victim, and the predator’s determination to win.

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