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1 September 2009 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Using Bait for Fishing in Kenya
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A wild Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) was observed to take bread, drop it in a pond, wait for the fish to be attracted to the bread, strike at the fish, and successfully catch fish in this way (active bait-fishing). A Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) was observed, at the same site, to catch fish attracted to bread which had been thrown onto the water by humans (passive bait-fishing). Little Egrets and Grey Herons have not previously been recorded using bait for fishing.

Rory J. Post, Christine P. Kowal Post, and J. Frank Walsh "Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Using Bait for Fishing in Kenya," Waterbirds 32(3), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1675/063.032.0311
Received: 28 July 2008; Accepted: 1 February 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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