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Observations of a live Glaucous-winged Gull chick in an active Bald Eagle nest

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Abstract

We report an apparent nonlethal predation attempt on and subsequent adoption of a Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) chick by a pair of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the Aleutian Archipelago, Alaska. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a live Glaucous-winged Gull chick in a Bald Eagle nest. We describe our observations of this occurrence and offer explanations on how it may have occurred.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Observations of a live Glaucous-winged Gull chick in an active Bald Eagle nest
Series title:
Wilson Bulletin
Volume
115
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wilson Bulletin
First page:
481
Last page:
483
Number of Pages:
3