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Tigerfish swallows swallows after grabbing them out of the air over African lake

This is the first confirmed record of a freshwater fish preying on birds in flight, a team reported in the Journal of Fish Biology. Rumours of such behaviour by the African tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus), which has been reported as reaching one metre in length, have circulated since the 1940s. But the team like most folks were never really convinced by the anecdotal reports. So, when they set out to study of the migration and habitat use of these animals in a South African lake in the Mapungubwe National Park, near the border with Botswana and Zimbabwe, they were not necessarily looking for fish flying out of the water.

First observation of African tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus predating on barn swallows Hirundo rustica in flight:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfb.12278/abstract;jsessionid=A60E16CDE7FE6A92D0187035BB8AC1A8.f01t01

#Africantigerfish #Science #Fishpredatingbirds  
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