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Female Starling Battle

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Old Saturday 14th May 2011, 04:22   #1
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Female Starling Battle

Here's a link to an amazing nest fight I filmed several days ago between two female starlngs. This will be used in my documentary "An Unwelcome Success: The European Starling in America". The male quickly moves outside and talks to them as the fight progresses. The fight is brutal and not for the faint of heart!

http://vimeo.com/23513589

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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 14:39   #2
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Awesome video. The male did exactly what I'd have done. Stay the heck out of the way!
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Amazing footage! As distressing as the action was to see, I must admit, the 'wisdom' on the part of the male to keep out the way of the two battling females was very commendable and made me smile! Well done on capturing some very interesting behaviour!
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