Thanks again, Jan,
for photo and info on this behaviour at the Thai lake
- and for identification of the snail species!
Kingfishers, Ospreys & Sea Eagles, Gannets, Tropicbirds, several Terns & Gulls and even Pelicans may hover over water to spot and catch prey, at the surface or submersed, by bill or claws.
Is Jan's photo #1 documenting this spectacular behaviour of Asian Openbill?
Correct to state that this fishing technique is NOT a regular part of the hunting repertoire among African Openbills, o. Stork, Ibis, Heron and Bittern species?
Er den Indiske Gabenæbs fisketeknik rapporteret for Afrikansk G. el. a. Storke-, Ibis-, Hejrefugle?
BR & smile ,,,,,,,,,,,,, C.