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The Black Egret’s Umbrella Trick

Attracting the fish and making them easier to spot in the shade, black egrets, a species of African heron, create a dome or umbrella shape as they walk carefully in the shallow water. During a 2010 outing, EarthTouch filmed a moment with nature’s clever hunter in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Watch it catch a fish and swallow it whole.

Update: From LeedsBirder, here’s another example of canopy feeding.


Related viewing: Spiders that hunt and eat fish (yes, really), and how the diving Kingfisher hunts for fish, a slow motion treat.

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