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Birds hunting in co-operation



john.bass@ntlworld.com wrote:


Amongst archosaurs, studies have shown co-operative hunting by crocs, but have any studies shown co-operative hunting by birds?


A species of African eagle uses co-operation to catch rock hyraxes - one bird flies around making an obvious spectacle of itself, commanding the undivided attention of the hyraxes. Meanwhile, the eagle's mate sneaks in from behind and takes one of the little critters.

Peter Markmann