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Bloody Cockles: a novel and important food item for Whimbrels in the Banc d’Arguin

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Pages
161 – 162

Published
1 August 17

Authors
Camilo Carneiro, Tómas G. Gunnarsson, José A. Alves

DOI
10.18194/ws.00072

Correspondence
Camilo Carneiro
camilofcarneiro@gmail.com
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.