Stiteler also captured footage of something she'd never seen before: a crow coughing up a pellet, just like its primary predator, the owl. "Several bird species cough up pellets, just not as regularly as birds of prey," she reported on her blog. "I've seen gulls, shorebirds, robins and even a scissor-tailed flycatcher do it. In theory, any bird will cough up parts of food they cannot digest from scales, exoskeletons or even berry husks. But you don't often see other birds do it."
Crow Coughing Up A Pellet