Yellow-billed cuckoo in stomach of tiger shark

The Auk
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On 20 May 1961 an immature female tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), 2.3 meters in length and weighing 52 kg, was caught in the Gulf of Mexico several miles offshore from Sarasota, Florida, by personnel of the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory. The contents of its stomach included a leg and some feathers of a land bird. The leg was sent to the Bird and Mammal Laboratories, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Washington, D.C., where it was identified by Mrs. R. C. Laybourne as that of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus). In addition to this bird, the stomach contained a blue crab, several sea catfishes (Galeichthys felis), and part of a black nose shark (Carcharhinus acronatus).

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Yellow-billed cuckoo in stomach of tiger shark
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.2307/4082468
Volume 79
Issue 1
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 118
Last page 118
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