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Predation of a small passerine by the Purple-winged Roller Coracias temminckii, an endemic species of Sulawesi

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Argeloo, James FitzsimonsJames Fitzsimons
The usual diet of the Purple-winged Roller, a species endemic to Sulawesi, is grasshoppers, locusts, beetles and small lizards. This note describes an observation of this species preying on an adult Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus. The presence of birds in the diet of other roller species is discussed.

History

Journal

Kukila

Volume

15

Pagination

115 - 117

Publisher

Indonesian Ornithologists' Union

Location

Bogor, Indonesia

ISSN

0216-9223

Language

eng

Notes

For full text contact jfitzsimons@tnc.org

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2011, Indonesian Ornithologists' Union

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