Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Online ISSN : 1882-0999
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Aerial Feeding by a Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris on Japanese Halfbeaks Hyporhamphus sajori Startled by Car Headlights
Kazuhiko HirataKenji HoshinaKyohey Sakamoto
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2012 Volume 43 Issue 2 Pages 202-204

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At a fishing port in Hokkaido, Japan, a Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris was observed feeding on startled Japanese halfbeaks Hyporhamphus sajori that jumped into the air when the sea surface was illuminated by car headlights. This note documents a unique way in which artificial lights can provide feeding opportunities for seabirds.

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