Fledgling Peruvian Pelicans (Pelecanus thagus) Attack and Consume Younger Unrelated Conspecifics

@inproceedings{Daigre2012FledglingPP,
  title={Fledgling Peruvian Pelicans (Pelecanus thagus) Attack and Consume Younger Unrelated Conspecifics},
  author={Maximiliano Daigre and Paulina Arce and Alejandro Simeone},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract Aggression between chicks and fledglings, at times ending in siblicide and cannibalism, has been mostly studied among nest mates. It is frequent among colonial-nesting birds and is usually related to competition for limiting resources (e.g., food and space) and competitive disparities between siblings, among other factors. We report three observations of full-grown Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) fledglings attacking unrelated conspecific nestlings at a breeding colony in central… 
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