Title

American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) Enter Abandoned Mine to Hunt Bats

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Abstract

I report predation by American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) on little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) near the entrance to an abandoned mine and below ground within the mine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This appears to be the first report of a corvid repeatedly entering a cave or mine to pursue prey and provides additional evidence for the remarkable behavioral plasticity of this species and family.

Publication Title

Wilson Journal of Ornithology

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