Sit-and-wait for large prey: foraging strategy and prey choice of White-tailed Eagles

@article{Nadjafzadeh2015SitandwaitFL,
  title={Sit-and-wait for large prey: foraging strategy and prey choice of White-tailed Eagles},
  author={Mirjam N Nadjafzadeh and Heribert Hofer and Oliver Krone},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2015},
  volume={157},
  pages={165-178}
}
Little is known about foraging strategy and prey choice in large raptor species and how they might change with age and season. Here, we present results about time allocation, foraging pattern and diet selection of adult territorial White-tailed Eagles Haliaeetus albicilla from northeastern Germany. To assess age-related differences, we also observed foraging behaviour in roaming juveniles. Eagles allocated most of their diurnal time to perching. Since perch-hunting was more efficient than… CONTINUE READING

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