International Society For Endangered Cats

A Voice For The Wild Cats of the World

Black-footed Bird Hunter

"Female Lamu feeds on a clapper lark, gnawing off the primary and tail feathers." A. Sliwa

The smaller and more agile females are more successful than males at catching small birds. They flatten to the ground after hearing a bird, then inch closer, carefully placing each foot so as not to make a sound, before finally making an explosive dash and jump to pluck the bird out of the air.

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