Monday, April 04, 2011

Little Heron displays Fishing Tactics

I spotted this Little Heron (Butorides striatus) in the shallows of a lake in Japanese Garden, Singapore, and watched it stealthily, stalk around on the hunt for small fishes. This bird thinks critically just like a human to catch fish. It uses a piece of bread as bait to lure the fish within range for it to prey on.

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Crouching motionless, it waits to ambush its prey.


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Uses a piece of bread as bait to capture fish.


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The neck extended to make a swift strike at the fish.


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Resumes crouching position and wait for the next fish victim.


5 comments:

Marcel HIDOJHU said...

Hi,
Great pictures.
Could you indicate if the date of the observation please?
I'm a french ornithologist and I'm working on this behaviour.
Thank you for your help.
Regards.
Michel Antoine.

イーポウサン Ee Poh San said...

Hi Marcel,

Date of observation: April 4, 2011.

M-A REGL said...

Thank you very much

Marcel HIDOJHU said...

Thank you very much for your response

Marcel HIDOJHU said...

Thank you very much for your answer