28 September 2015

• Green Herons Use Tools to Catch Fish

“According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, "The Green Heron is one of the world’s few tool-using bird species. It creates fishing lures with bread crusts, insects, earthworms, twigs, feathers, and other objects, dropping them on the surface of the water to entice small fish."

”How exactly the herons figure out how to use baiting is actually still a bit of a mystery, as the behavior seems to appear in individuals independently. It is a very rare behavior and it isn't a behavior passed from bird to bird.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: MMN.com

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