|Place of origin||North America|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Created by||Dougal Dixon|
|Designed by||Dougal Dixon|
The Angler Heron (Butorides piscatorius) is a specialized bird species which inhabits temperate wetlands of North America, circa 50 million years in the future.
This heron is notable for its complex fishing technique, which involves digging up shallow ponds on the riverside, partially connected to the river. It then cultivates a pile of feces and fish carcasses in order to attract beetles and other insects, which it picks up and throws in the water to serve as fishing bait. The fish lured into the small pond become very easy prey for the heron.
- After Man: A Zoology of the Future, by Dougal Dixon (1981)