About cases of hunting of corvids on Rock Doves in city. - I.R. Merzlikin, A.A. Gorbusenko. - Berkut. 13 (2). 2004. - P. 301-302.
Several cases of hunting observed in Sumy (NE Ukraine) in 2001–2004 are described. Rock Doves were attacked by Raven, Hooded Crow, Rook, Magpie, Jay. A Raven has brought down a pedigree dove in flight and continued to peck it on ground. Other corvids attacked doves on ground. The tendency of predation of corvids on Rock Doves is observed in urbanized territories last years. It can be connected with high number of doves and easiness of preying them. [Russian].
Key words: Corvidae, Rock Dove, Columba livia, behaviour, foraging.
Address: I.R. Merzlikin, Lushpa str. 20/1-45, 40034 Sumy, Ukraine; e-mail: mirdao@mail.ru.