Chas Jones, Ph.D.

African Tigerfish swallow birds in mid-air

African Tigerfish swallow birds in mid-air

A number of news sources have picked up a story about the African Tigerfish swallowing swallows in mid-air (pardon the pun). This post shows the original video as uploaded by the researchers.  The original research paper can be found at this link to the Journal of Fish Biology. The video was captured at Schroda Dam, near Limpopo, South Africa.

From the video, you can actually see fish jumping from the water in attempt to grab the birds.  Sometimes they’re not successful, but other times they are right on the mark.   How cool is that! Ecology in action…  Discovering new things all of the time.  Science is cool!

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