African Darter with Fish, at Pilanesberg

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Darter Fishing
Darter speared a fish, swimming away to toss it in the air to swallow fish head first,

African Darter is very deft in catching small fish , by swimming submerged, even using their wings to move swiftly, after the elusive prey.

The hooked bill’s help to hold the slippery prey, Most of the time the darter’s body seems to be lowered in the water.

Watching the darter hunting a person is amazed at the amount of fish it can consume per day, which makes it an unwelcome guest to fish farms.

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