Fishing Adventures

In your face, stupid fish-eating birds

African tigerfish have found a way to turn the tables on all the kingfishers, eagles and ospreys in the world. Researchers have found a population of the fish in Africa that have learned to prey on barn swallows flying low over the water. Barn swallow are no slubs when it comes to flying, so the fact that the tigerfish can see and react to these speedsters is amazing. There have been many documented cases of birds falling prey to fish, but most of those have been on the surface, like ducks and gulls. This is one of the first times a fish has been documented grabbing a bird from the air. We wonder what kind of lure you need to catch these fish. Maybe a model airplane.

 

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