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Leap for lunch

Duration: 01:00

In the dry season the munguba tree produces seeds with fluffy tufts that help them drift away on the breeze. Tui parakeets pull seeds out of the seed pods to eat them. Brycon - also called the South American trout - are desperate for food and snatch at any seed that lands in the water. They are so hungry that they will leap out of the water to grab seeds snagged on twigs and stems. Clip includes slow motion of fish jumping.

Available since: Wed 22 Jul 2009


Fergal KEANE
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Alastair MACEWEN
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Andes to Amazon MIGHTY AMAZON

2/6 2nd of a 6 part series exploring the wildlife & wild places of South America. Looks at the Amazon river and its flooded forests.

First broadcast: 13 Nov 2000

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