Observation of a Trinidad Motmot Momotus bahamensis using an anvil to prey on a Manicou Crab Rodriguezus garmani (Decapoda: Pseudothelphusidae), in Tobago

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  • Rainer Nrshima Deo Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Forestry Division, Wildlife Section, #29 Farm Road, St. Joseph.

Abstract

On 5 May 2018, the author observed a Trinidad Motmot using a rock as an anvil to predate a Manicou Crab in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, Tobago. This note contributes to the information regarding the use of anvils by the Trinidad Motmot and hopes to encourage further research on the use of tools by birds and other animals.

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2021-11-05

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Nature Notes