Bloody Cockles: a novel and important food item for Whimbrels in the Banc d’Arguin
161 – 162
1 August 17
Camilo Carneiro, Tómas G. Gunnarsson, José A. Alves
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Currently, West African Bloody Cockles Senilia senilis are found almost everywhere along the west side of Baie d’Aouatif, in the Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. The authors describe how Whimbrels, typical crab eaters, feed on these large bivalves.