(TechTimes) Two Australian birds – brown falcons and the black kites – are believed to deliberately start bush fires to coax their prey out of hiding. Researchers all over the world are studying how these birds of prey use different approaches to hunting for prey, including imprisoning live birds in rock crevasses.
Now, these two Australian birds have been spotted picking up burning sticks and then dropping them onto clear grounds to force small animals into the open. Patiently, they wait for the poor animals to emerge from the undergrowth. The birds then swoop down to catch their meal. Unfortunately, these small bush fires also attract many other birds so they ended up fighting for a meal.