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Authors

B. H. Bailey

Document Type

Research

Abstract

While studying the bird life of Eagle Lake in Hancock County, Iowa, we captured and brought alive to Cedar Rapids an adult Black Crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax Nycticorax Naevius.) It was kept at Bever Park for observation, and on account of the scarcity of frogs and fish, various kinds of food were presented to it, among which were some white rats that, being prolific, were used by the keeper as food for the caged hawks and owls. The Heron seemed to take unhesitatingly to these, and would kill and eat a rat with apparent relish.

Publication Date

1912

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

193

Last Page

193

Copyright

© Copyright 1912 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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