John M. Cooper
Sirius Environmental Research, 1278 Laurel Road, R.R. 3, Sidney, B.C. V8L 5K8
Abstract: A juvenile Merlin was observed to catch and eat one dragonfly and chase others while on migration. The importance of large insects in the diet of Merlins during migration warrants further investigation.
Key words: Diet, dragonflies, Falco columbarius, Merlin, migration, Vancouver Island
Cooper, J.M. 1996. Merlin (Falco columbarius) preys on flying dragonflies. British Columbia Birds 6:15-16.
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