Western Reef Heron eating Phylloscopus warblers. On 11th March 1984, in a well-watered hotel garden at Hurghada, Egypt, a solitary Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis schistacea was observed at close quarters. Suddenly, the heron darted forward and took a small Phylloscopus from low in a rose bush. The heron continued to hunt in this manner (relatively unconcerned by my presence, 5-10 m distant), a

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