Green Heron using bread to lure fish

To: "'Nikolas Haass'" <>, "'birding-aus'" <>
Subject: Green Heron using bread to lure fish
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:18:20 +1000
Yes it is worth looking at and thinking about. I have seen film of this
behaviour by, I assume the same species of Heron, on TV at various times in
past years but I suspect this is different film of it. I don't fully agree
with the commentary though that "it's also passing up the chance to eat the
bread in favour of a better meal, actively weighing cost and benefit,
pitting immediate gratification against delayed satisfaction." As that
assumes that bread is an adequate food for the heron. It also suggests a
thought out process, rather than the probably more likely trial and error or
a random discovery by the bird that fish are attracted to the bread then
using bread to attract fish. 


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Nikolas Haass
Sent: Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:50 AM
To: birding-aus
Subject: Green Heron using bread to lure fish

That's sooooo cool!


Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW


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