Researchers secure first video footage of elusive bird-eating fish

01/14/2014 | Popular Science

The African tigerfish has officially distinguished itself as a predator: For the first time it has been captured on video leaping out of the water and catching a passing bird in its mouth. While scientists have long speculated that the tigerfish supplemented its diet by catching birds in mid-flight, it took one determined group of researchers -- led by Nico Smit of South Africa's North-West University -- to prove it.

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