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Great Blue Heron eats a large catfish

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Great Blue Heron with a catfish

Great Blue Heron with a catfish

It can be amazing to watch a Great Blue Heron catch and eat a large fish. After catching the fish with a lightning strike, it brought it to a shallow spot where it proceeded to strike it repeatedly, impaling it each time. No doubt it wanted to make sure there would be no movement of the victim when swallowed and a possibility of a severe injury from the fishes fin spines. It would also serve to help digest the prey, a formidable project involving masses of scales and bones.

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Black-capped Petrel: North Carolina Pelagic

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Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel, Pterodroma hasitata, is a common species in the gulf stream off of the mid-Atlantic. It breeds on Hispaniola and dispersed north along the U.S. coast and south to Brazil. Its black cap surrounded by a white collar is distinctive, as well as its white upper tail coverts with a dark tail band. It might be confused with the very rare Bermuda Petrel, Pterodromo cahow, which is wholly dark above.

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