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The tigerfish catches a bird video is stunning scientists because while there have been legends about tigerfish jumping out of the water to catch birds, no one had actually ever witnessed the natural occurrence until now. “This is the first confirmed ...
Examiner · 1/11/2014
African tigerfish have been filmed by scientists catching swallows in flight. Some species of fish are known to feed on stationary birds but experts say this is the first evidence of one catching birds on the wing. Tigerfish are a predatory freshwater ...
BBC · 1/13/2014
The yellow-billed bird was fishing in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania when it spotted the head of a tiger fish floating in the water ... For a second it looked as though the stork had been caught up in the action, with …
Daily Mail · 7/17/2015
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Stories of the African tigerfish preying on flying birds have circulated for decades, but this marks the first documented case of any type of fish displaying this method of predation. "The whole action of jumping and catching the swallow in flight happens ...
International Science Times · 1/10/2014
The yellow-billed stork was fishing on the Siwadu lake at a game reserve in Tanzania when it spotted the head of a tiger fish floating in ... which the stork will catch. "Similarly you'll find different species of birds such as …
irishmirror.ie · 7/16/2015
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The yellow billed stork was fishing on the Siwadu lake at a game reserve in Tanzania when it spotted the head of a tiger fish floating in the water. Looking delighted with its catch the hungry bird was about to tuck in …
The Daily Express · 7/16/2015
New images captured in a South African lake in the Mapungubwe National Park shows a tigerfish leaping out of the water and catching a swallow midflight. The video is the first record of a freshwater fish preying on birds in flight, according to a new study ...
Canada Journal · 1/11/2014
Rumours of such behaviour by the predatory African tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus) have circulated for decades, but this is the first confirmed record of a freshwater fish preying on birds in flight. Researchers saw 20 successful fish strikes on these ...
Practical Fishkeping · 1/12/2014
Wildlife researchers in South Africa were amazed this month to witness an African tigerfish leap out of the water to catch a bird in flight and were lucky enough to get the attack on tape. The scientists said they'd heard stories for years about fish ...
News Max · 1/13/2014
A few migrant swallows flit near the surface. Suddenly, leaping from the water, a fish grabs one of the famously speedy birds straight out of the air. “The whole action of jumping and catching the swallow in flight happens so incredibly quickly that ...
Nature · 7/2/2015