Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca)
Subject: Re: Misc Animals - HW_-_Black_Heron_jt.jpg
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 12:30:20 GMT
The black heron has a curious habit of raising its wings over its head like an
umbrella or sunshade. Whether the bird is shading its eyes so it is better able
to see prey below the surface, or whether it is creating a shaded area under
which fish might hide, is not certain.
From 'Hunters of the Wild' by Michael Bright subtitled 'hunting animals and their strategies'.