Adulte man Havik Accipiter gentilis als kortebaanzwemmer
De Takkeling , Volume 27 - Issue 1 p. 77- 80
An adult male Goshawk was recorded whilst standing in a water-filled ditch, as it later turned out on top of a still moving Widgeon. It swam towards the opposite shore, some 2.5-3 m away, using a butterfly swimming mode, where it landed the Widgeon, shook itself free of water and immediately mantled its prey. It started plucking with two Carrion Crows Corvus corone nearby. After 15 min of plucking and tearing its crop was filled to capacity, and the bird flew away, leaving the carcass (wings, feet, feathers, skeleton). The entire episode took some 20 min. It remained unknown whether the Goshawk had dragged the prey into water with the purpose of drowning its prey, or whether predator and prey accidentally ended up in the water-filled ditch.
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