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Internet searching of bird-bird associations: A case of bee-eaters hitchhiking large African birds

Peter Mikula & Piotr Tryjanowski

...Although the African continent still harbours many large-bodied bird species, thus potentially offering an opportunity for similar interactions between birds, only little attention has been paid to bird-bird sitting associations. The aim of this note is to report the results of a study of the spatial and taxonomic distribution of sitting associations between bee-eaters and other African birds collected from recently published photos available on public internet sources....

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