Observations and Comments on Active Foraging in Geckos

Yehudah L. Werner, Amos Bouskila, S. J. J. F. Davies, N. Werner


The Gekkonidae (Diplodactylinae and Gekkoninae) have traditionally been considered «sit and wait» predators. Recent literature shows that some species use a more active, or a mixed, foraging strategy. This report adds occasional observations in Australia, of cases of apparent «widely foraging» practice by individuals of Diplodactylus ciliaris, D. stenodactylus, Oedura marmorata, and Rhynchoedura ornata (Diplodactylinae), and Gehyra punctata, G. variegata, and Heteronotia binoei (Gekkoninae).


Gekkonidae; Australia; food; foraging mode; activity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-1997-4-1-34-39


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