Black-crowned Night Heron fishes with bait

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-286
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology


  • Bait-fishing
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Nyticorax nyticorax


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