A Black-crowned Night Heron (Nyticorax nyticorax) was observed manipulating bread to catch fish attracted to the bait. This is the second recorded instance of a Black-crowned Night Heron fishing with bait. Bait-fishing has also been observed in the Green Heron (Bulorides virescens) and the closely-related Striated Heron (Butorides striatus); a related foraging technique has been reported in the Great Egret (Ardea alba) and the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Received 16 November 2000, accepted 6 December 2000.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Animal Science and Zoology
- Black-crowned Night Heron
- Nyticorax nyticorax