Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The African Fish Eagle – Kleptoparasite Extraordinaire

The new nature blog on the net, Ark In Space, features a great article on a little known bird.  The African Fish Eagle - and exquisite bird if ever there was one does not seem to be in any great danger whatsoever and has a large population spread out over an even wider area. 

What does make it different though is that although millions of years have made it one of the ultimate avian hunters it is still more than happy to nick its food off other birds after they have caught it. 

Now, that's just naughty!

To read the whole article, click HERE