Fish catches bird in flight !

Fish catches bird in flight !

A population of African tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus, from the Schroder Dam, actively prey on barn swallows, Hirundo rustica, in flight. This behaviour was discovered during a radio telemetry study and documented using a motion picture video camera. These results show that an avivorous diet is a part of the feeding biology of H. vittatus, and may occur in other populations.

Read the full article here, published in the Journal of Fish Biology in 2014.

Take a look at the video !

Read the post on Nature Publishing Group website here.



  • Equipment fishing | Sep 2,2019

    Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a
    few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two
    different web browsers and both show the same results.

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