Predation of a Western Water Shrew (Sorex navigator) by a Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

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Title Predation of a Western Water Shrew (Sorex navigator) by a Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
 
Creator Jung, Thomas S
 
Subject Belted Kingfisher; Megaceryle alcyon; predation; Sorex navigator; Western Water Shrew; Yukon
 
Description Belted Kingfishers (Megaceryle alcyon) are highly piscivorous and rarely take prey other than fish. Here, I report an observation of a male Belted Kingfisher preying on a Western Water Shrew (Sorex navigator) in a small boreal stream in southwestern Yukon. This observation provides further evidence that Belted Kingfishers will occasionally prey on riparian small mammals when the opportunity arises and points to piscivorous birds as apparently novel predators of shrews.
 
Publisher The Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
 
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Date 2017-03-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Short Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/cfn/index.php/cfn/article/view/1921
10.22621/cfn.v130i4.1921
 
Source The Canadian Field-Naturalist; Vol 130, No 4 (2016); 299-301
0008-3550
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/cfn/index.php/cfn/article/view/1921/1845
 
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