In the Chernobyl reserve showed a great white egret that has adopted the S-shaped neck position during the flight.
“So flying egret or great white Heron in the vastness of the Chernobyl reserve. This is a large wading bird that hunts primarily in shallow water where it catches all sorts of aquatic animals – fish, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, and crustaceans. However, maybe dinner and small rodents, birds or locusts”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that due to S-shaped neck, which is longer than the body, and the sixth vertebra, white egret can drag and pull this part of the body, which is very helpful during flights.
Sixth cervical vertebra in the great white Heron has an unusual shape – it stretches and constructed in such a way that the bird is able to quickly pull the neck or on the contrary to draw her into himself.