Food and feeding behavior of Openbill Storks

  title={Food and feeding behavior of Openbill Storks},
  author={M. Kahl},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Ornithologie},
  • M. Kahl
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Journal für Ornithologie
1. The food and feeding behavior of Openbill Storks,Anastomus lamelligerus andAnastomus oscitans, were studied in Africa, India, Ceylon, and Thailand, during parts of 1963–68. 2. My observations and a survey of the literature indicate that shelled molluscs (principally snails of the genusPila) make up a major portion of the prey taken by both species. 3. The usual method of extracting the molluscan body from the shell is described. Most commonly the tip of the lower mandible is inserted into… Expand

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