Re: Foot tapping feeding behaviour in waders

Subject: Re: Foot tapping feeding behaviour in waders
From: "Bob Horwood" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:07:57 WST
In Healesville, VIC, I have seen a Bassian Thrush displaying similar 
behaviour. After foot tapping the thrush stood still with its head 
cocked to one side, apparently listening intently, before stabbing into 
the ground with its bill and retrieving an earthworm.

>Dear All
I had
>the opportunity to observe 5 Red-kneed Dotterel at close hand 
> they had an intriguing behaviour of tapping their feet extremely
>rapidly (perhaps 10 taps in a row), and then they would probe/peck
>either in front or to the side of the foot. 
>Regards, Andrew Geering.

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