Fw: Little Eagles taking insects in flight

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Subject: Fw: Little Eagles taking insects in flight
From: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:36:46 +0000
Steve Debus' comments on Little eagles taking insects on the wing.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Debus
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 3:50 PM
To: Greg and Val Clancy
Subject: Little Eagles taking insects in flight

Hi Greg,

Actually, HANZAB says 'hawking' insects which implicitly means in flight.  I
described aerial catching of flying insects by a juvenile male nearing
independence in my paper on the post-fledging period (2009, AFO 26: 76-99),
and in a review of post-HANZAB literature I'm doing (and will publish as a
HANZAB update on eagles) there is an account of apparently communal hawking
of flying insects in the tropics (2006, Boobook 24: 15).  HANZAB is now over
20 years old; the subsequent literature (and there's a lot on raptors) would
be a good place to start!




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