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Type: Artigo
Title: Save Your Tears: Eye Secretions Of A Ringed Kingfisher Fed Upon By An Erebid Moth
Author: Sazima I.
Abstract: Bodily fluids and secretions of birds are fed upon by flying insects, the best-known example being the worldwide blood-feeding mosquitoes. Much less known are the Neotropical mucus-feeding stingless bees, and the Malagasy tear-feeding moths. Herein I illustrate and briefly comment on a night-roosting Ringed Kingfisher female whose tears were fed upon by an erebid moth in the Colombian Amazon. The moth perched on the bird’s neck and fed on the secretions in the anterior upper corner of the eye. Careful checking of night-roosting birds probably will disclose additional cases of Neotropical bird species sought by tear-feeding moths. © 2015, Sociedade Brasileira de Ornitologia. All rights reserved.
Subject: Colombia
Megaceryle Torquata
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Ornitologia
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Ornitologia. Sociedade Brasileira De Ornitologia, v. 23, n. 4, p. 392 - 394, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2016
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