Fishing with birds! – Wild China – BBC

Fishing with birds! – Wild China – BBC

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In the Guangxi province of China, fisherman use trained cormorants to help them catch fish from the Li river. A noose tied around the birds’ necks to stop them swallowing any fish they may catch. Extraordinary clip from the BBC’s Wild China series. Visit for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos and watch more high quality videos on the BBC Earth YouTube channel

26 thoughts on “Fishing with birds! – Wild China – BBC

  1. Devansh Tandon

    I laughed so hard at the end when the guy was like ‘HA HA HO HO YABBERDABBERDOOO’

  2. Sachin Kumar

    My money works like this bird. and it brings more money to me while i am on a permanent holiday. 😉

  3. Truth of Tucson

    These birds remind me of the billions of people in this world being brainwashed and forced to work all day for low pay (1 fish for 7?? These birds have no standard of living like a person abusing/stuck in the welfare system) and settling as slaves because that’s the only thing they know how to do anyway since they were born in a society that traps them just like the owners of these birds do (and are). If he didn’t tie a noose around their neck, they would just swallow the fish… meaning the fish do not understand or care about the fisherman or his intentions, they just want to do what their genetic instincts tell them. There is no real relationship or even training, just brainwash from birth.

  4. CJCroen1393

    >Claims the cormorants are slaves
    >Immediately afterward says that they get payment for their labor
    Which is it, dude?
    Also, by that same logic, hunting dogs and cats were enslaved when we first domesticated them, because we did so for essentially the same reason (dogs were domesticated to hunt food for humans, cats were domesticated to kill vermin, both were typically trained from a young age to obey their owners).

  5. Animal Loverz

    I like this and I sure would like to try it but the bad thing about this is them picking them up by their necks and the knot in their neck I don’t think they can swallow a fish that big