Entomologie, Ornithologie und Herpetologie: Aktuelle Forschung

Entomologie, Ornithologie und Herpetologie: Aktuelle Forschung
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ISSN: 2161-0983


Rare Instance of a Jungle Crow Corvus culminatus Sykes, 1832 Hunting on a Live Three Striped Palm Squirrel Funambulus palmarum Thakur Bagan, West Bengal, India

Anish Bera1, Aurobindo Samal2, Shreya Pandey3*

Crows are nature’s most adaptable animals which has survived almost anywhere amidst the growing human population and urbanizing environments. The jungle crow remains to be a species of great interest as it tends to possess unique characteristics being an opportunistic feeder. The feeding habit of Indian jungle crows have been studied in the past and is well known although, there remains unusual feeding habits of this species often documented rarely. Herein, we have documented a rare circumstance of a jungle crow hunting on a live three striped palm squirrel on a treetop. This observation shows the opportunistic feeding habit of jungle crows and the flexible foraging methods.