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Re: Bird found using a lure to catch fish.

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Ralph Miller
<ralph.miller@alumni.usc.edu> wrote:
> Sir David Attenborough refers to Japan's green-backed heron using this
> technique -- and using feathers as lures as well -- on pages 123-124 of his
> book, _The Life of Birds_.  The documentary, "The Life of Birds," doesn't
> present this behavior, but it does demonstrate a similar technique -- the
> little egret shaking its yellow feet in the water to attract fish -- and the
> companion book remarks on this technique on page 124.  Could this be the
> footage you are thinking of?

Maybe. But I'm sure that I've seen a heron using a bread bait. Well,
perhaps I'm making some confusion and blending two documentaries in my


Roberto Takata