GREAT BLUE HERON DEATHS CAUSED BY PREDATION ON PACIFIC LAMPREY

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Science Article 9

abstract

Encounters between predator and prey commonly leadto the death of the prey species; accidental deaths ofthe predator are believed to be relatively rare. Here wereport two cases of Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)mortality involving the Pacific lamprey (Entosphenustridentata) in Alviso, California.

BLAIR 0. WOLF and STEPHANIE L. JONES, The Condor 91:482-484

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