Squacco Heron eating passerines. On 11th April 1984, at Eilat, Israel, I watched a Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides catching passerines in a field of alfalfa. In one hour of only intermittent observation, three birds were seen to be caught and swallowed whole, with considerable difficulty. At least one was a Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus, and probably all were. BWP (1: 275-276) makes no mentio


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