Why do dippers dip?

You may have seen them while fishing. Dippers are aquatic songbirds that walk and seem to almost “fly” underwater as they hunt for caddisfly, mayfly, stonefly, midge, and mosquito larvae, as well as tiny shrimp, fish, and fish eggs along the riverbed. They get their name from one of their hunting strategies: rapidly dipping their heads below the water’s surface.

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