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Siblicide, splayed-toes-flight display, and grappling in the Saker Falcon

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

We observed two incidents of novel social behavior in the saker falcon (Falco cherrug) in Mongolia. First, we provide an account of a two-week-old saker falcon chick killing its nest mate, the first direct observation of siblicide in the genus Falco. We also report aerial combat between three adult saker falcons including observations of talon grappling, whirling, and Splayed-toes-flight, a previously undescribed social display.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Siblicide, splayed-toes-flight display, and grappling in the Saker Falcon
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume
33
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
164-167
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Raptor Research
First page:
164
Last page:
167
Number of Pages:
4