|The black heron makes an umbrella using its wings to lure the fish into a false sense of security|
Black egret, is an African heron species that has a very unique hunting technique.
The animal makes an umbrella using its wings to lure fish into a false sense of security. This bird is also called 'Canopy Feeding'.
The hunting technique used by the black stork is one of the most cunning observed in the wild.
This bird walks slowly through shallow water and then spreads its wings around its body.
The goal is to make a kind of umbrella that blocks the light. While it's not quite clear why African storks use this particular technique, scientists hypothesize that this technique has several advantages.
One of them is reducing glare that can attract fish into the trap. One accepted theory is that small fish looking for a place to hide from predators are attracted to the shade created by the stork's wings.
As reported by Oddity Central, Thursday (20/5/2021), the shade gives the bird a better view of its victim, it can easily pick it up from the water with its long beak.