Non-fish prey in the diet of an exclusive fish-eater: the Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

  title={Non-fish prey in the diet of an exclusive fish-eater: the Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis},
  author={Martin {\vC}ech and Pavel {\vC}ech},
  journal={Bird Study},
  pages={457 - 465}
Capsule Non-fish prey constitutes an important component of the diet of many fish-eating birds. Aims In the present study, the role of non-fish prey in the diet of the Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis was evaluated. Methods The species and size spectrum of prey in the diet was studied at 15 nest sites on 6 trout streams, 1 river and 1 reservoir in the Czech Republic, using the analysis of the nest sediment. Results 16 933 individual prey items were identified (99.93% fish and 0.07% non-fish prey… Expand
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