Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Predation on the Aldabra White-throated Rail (Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus)

  title={Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Predation on the Aldabra White-throated Rail (Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus)},
  author={Pierre A. Pistorius},
Abstract Grey Herons (Ardea cinerea) typically prey upon fish and other aquatic organisms with occasional reports of predating small birds. I report observations of one or more Grey Herons predating on Aldabra White-throated Rails (Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus) on Picard Island (Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles). Grey Herons were observed on two occasions having caught rails and, on another occasion, a heron was observed ambushing and pursuing rails with no success. Heron(s) were not observed… 
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