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First observation of African tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus predating on barn swallows Hirundo rustica in flight

Home Forums Ichthyology First observation of African tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus predating on barn swallows Hirundo rustica in flight

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    Journal of Fish Biology 84(1)

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    A population of African tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus from the Schroda Dam, actively prey on barn swallows Hirundo rustica in flight. This behaviour was discovered during a radio telemetry study and documented using a motion picture video camera. These results show that an avivorous diet is a part of the feeding biology of H. vittatus, and may occur in other populations.

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