Consume animals (from Kemp 1988 unless otherwise noted)
Principal components of the diet (from Kemp and Kemp 1978 unless otherwise noted)
Seasonal dietary shifts
Generalists, these birds eat any animal that can be overcome. Reptiles, amphibians, snails, and insects are commonly taken; carrion is rarely consumed. After capturing their meal, birds often toss the item into the air before catching it and swallowing.
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Kemp and Kemp (1975)
Kemp and Kemp (1978)
Kemp and Kemp (1980)