An example of passive dispersal of land snails by birds – short note
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Poznań University of Life Sciences, Institute of Zoology, Poland
Division of Applied Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Submission date: 2011-11-24
Final revision date: 2012-01-04
Acceptance date: 2012-01-08
Publication date: 2020-04-08
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Maria Urbańska   

Poznań University of Life Sciences, Institute of Zoology, Wojska Polskiego 71C, 60-625 Poznań, Poland
Folia Malacol. 2012;20(2):139-141
A fully developed, intact shell of Cochlicopa lubrica (O. F. Müll.) was found in the nest of the lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina). It was most probably brought accidentally with the nest-building or nest-lining material. This is a new way of dispersal by birds, besides the well-known cases of carrying snail individuals on birds' legs or feathers.
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