Smart bird gives an amazing fishing lesson.

The early bird can have its worm -- this clever bird is going after a fish.

In a YouTube video this crafty bird, identified by MSN as a green heron, sits ashore, repeatedly drops a piece of bread into the water and snatches it back up until a fishy takes the bait.

Is this bird a genius or what? If so, it wouldn't be alone since 12 species of birds have been known to go angling, according to BBC One. Such birds have "learned that places where humans regularly feed ducks and swans are great places to fish" as humans lure them with pieces of bread.

The green heron will also use earthworms, twigs, feathers or insects.


Green herons are one of the few species of animal known to use tools. In particular, they commonly use bread crusts, insects, or other items as bait. The bait is dropped onto the surface of a body of water in order to lure fish. When a fish takes the bait, the green heron will then grab and eat the fish


Responses to "Clever Bird Goes Fishing: Bird Uses Bread To Catch Fish (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    How truly amazing and clever!

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