American Dipper bringing fish to GoPro

American Dippers will capture and eat young fish in streams. This dipper has captured a chum salmon fry. When dippers feed their chicks salmon fry the chicks have a better survival rate than when they are fed aquatic insects. Why do dipper chicks have a better survival rate when fed salmon young? (Answer: Because salmon fry have a higher amount of protein, calcium and phosphorous than aquatic insects their normal prey.) American Dipper bringing fish to GoPro from Bob Armstrong on Vimeo.

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