We report for the first time the predation of an adult Chilean frog (Calyptocephalella gayi) by the Cocoi heron (Ardea cocoi), an event that was recorded in video. The observation was made in the summer of 2021 in a pond located in an area disturbed by livestock farming. This record adds to the scarce information about predation on Chilean frog, particularly on large adults, suggesting an important role of A. cocoi as a predator of aquatic amphibians in Chile.
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