National Geographic : 1927 Jun
Photograph byDr. Camillo Schneider FISHING WITH BIRDS ON THE RICE PLAINS Cormorants have long been used in China as fishers and are specially trained for the work. Theyare taken out to asuitable fishing place ina boat, made to dive into the water after a fish, and to bring the catch back to their owner. A cord around the bird's throat prevents itfrom swallow ing the fish.