A River Otter's, Lontra canadensis, Capture of a Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus, in British Columbia's Gulf Island Waters

Michael H. H. Price, Clare E. Aries

Abstract


Direct and apparent predation events by River Otters (Lontra canadensis) on birds have been recorded on marine islands and freshwater lakes. We add to this the first known observation of a River Otter capturing a marine bird on the ocean.

Keywords


River Otter; Lontra canadensis; diet; birds; foraging; conservation; coastal; islands; British Columbia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v121i3.483



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