A Crested Auklet as a Prey Item in an Inland Gyrfalcon Nest as Detailed in Marine Ornithology

by Bryce W. Robinson

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Photo 1. Image of a Crested Auklet that was delivered to a Gyrfalcon nest, located over 100 km from the nearest coastline. Image published in Marine Ornithology 44(2) 229-231.

The fist publication from my Gyrfalcon research is now available online:

http://www.marineornithology.org/PDF/44_2/44_2_229-231.pdf

The account (Robinson and Anderson 2016) published in Marine Ornithology details a strange prey item, an adult Crested Auklet, delivered to one of the Gyrfalcon nests I had placed a camera in during the summer of 2015. All details are in the paper, so be sure to give it a read.

More Gyrfalcon publications to come!

Referenced literature:

ROBINSON, B.W. & ANDERSON, D.L. 2016. Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella as a prey item in an inland Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus nest. Marine Ornithology 44: 229–231.

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