Ravens Eating Blow Fly Maggots

Ravens Eating Blow Fly Maggots from Bob Armstrong on Vimeo.

  • When bears drag salmon out of the stream blow flies usually lay their eggs on them.
  • In a few days the eggs hatch and huge numbers of the larvae, called maggots, feed on the salmon carcass.
  • These ravens are taking advantage of this and eating the very nutritious maggots.
  • To learn more about this process go to the videos titled Salmon and Blow Flies or Salmon and Blow Flies in Alaska.
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