Re: Black-Phoebe acting like a Kingfisher...


Joe Morlan
 

On Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:45:06 -0000, "VivekK" <vkhanzode@...> wrote:

Is this known behavior?
Yes.

Can anyone comment?
According to BNA...

"Black Phoebes also capture fish; for example, at goldfish pond in
Pasadena, CA, an individual repeatedly dove into pond, apparently trying to
capture young fish (Howell 1924); in Berkeley, CA, minnows taken
(Oberlander 1939); in Clark Co., NV, 1 individual observed hovering above
water of sewage pond, immersing its bill and capturing mosquito fish
(Gambusia affinis; Lawson 1975); and at a fish hatchery in Humboldt County,
CA, individuals fished regularly and used fingerlings to provision
nestlings (Irwin 1985)."
--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
"It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt

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