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Common snapping turtle preys on an adult western grebe

Waterbirds

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DOI: 10.1675/063.033.0113

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Abstract

The identification of predators of aquatic birds can be difficult. The Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentine) is considered a major predator of waterfowl and other aquatic birds, but the evidence for this reputation is based largely on circumstantial or indirect evidence rather than direct observations. Herein, the first documented observations of a snapping turtle attacking and killing an adult Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) are described.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Common snapping turtle preys on an adult western grebe
Series title:
Waterbirds
DOI:
10.1675/063.033.0113
Volume
33
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Waterbirds
First page:
105
Last page:
109