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Tailband    496

Thought this might be an interesting topic; I have seen this behavior quite often especially with birds of prey (as this image will show).  Even during migration I have witnessed aggression towards different species.  In this case, a Red-tailed Hawk has gotten a little too close to a breeding pair of Eastern Kingbirds. This agitated bird has displayed its "hidden" red crown a sure sign of its loathing towards this raptor.

 

 5945062636_4a566bf2f1_z.jpgRed-tailed Hawk w/ angry Kingbird (red crown displayed) by Robert Visconti, on Flickr 

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JimB    1483

Here's a shot similar to Tailband's. The eagle perched near an eastern kingbird nest and like Tailband's image the kingbird  displayed the seldom seen red patch as it relentlessly buzzed the eagle.

p2018618646-5.jpg

 

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Bird Brain    4173
1 hour ago, JimB said:

Here's a shot similar to Tailband's. The eagle perched near an eastern kingbird nest and like Tailband's image the kingbird  displayed the seldom seen red patch as it relentlessly buzzed the eagle.

p2018618646-5.jpg

 

Awesome shot, Jim!!

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Short-eared Owl    1412
On 8/9/2017 at 6:45 PM, Mike_56 said:

Probably not aggression -only protecting own territory

 

36424590136_247c4ff657_z.jpgProtecting territory by Mike, on Flickr

Hum, as this is a quite young starling I think it's more likely that it was begging for food from the adult, rather than defending territory. Birds that age don't tend to have territories, so my bet is that he was just hungry. :) Great shot though. 

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Mike_56    635
On 8/11/2017 at 9:07 AM, Short-eared Owl said:

Hum, as this is a quite young starling I think it's more likely that it was begging for food from the adult, rather than defending territory. Birds that age don't tend to have territories, so my bet is that he was just hungry. :) Great shot though. 

I do not argue with you, perhaps a few days ago feeding birds at their usual place in the yard was twice (i) attack by mockingbird -sorry no photo  i can show of this moment.

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