Birdweek: Fowl play.


Hiya hiya hiya. The Daily Critter’s back! At long last.

So without further ado, I give you the day’s post. Let’s finish the bird week fortnight, shall we?

Last week there were posts on male roosters of the Red Junglefowl and Lady Amherst’s Pheasant varieties. Turns out that when it comes to male cockiness, you don’t even have to be off the same species to compete.

The pheasant was bigger, meaner and had better straight line speed. The junglefowl was scrappier, agile and more limber on its feet. Together, they had quite a few rounds of jousting (for that was what it was, there was a lot of running around and minimal contact,) before the two slunk off in separate ways, reluctantly admitting to a stalemate.

29987815-pheasant_vs_fowl129987819-pheasant_vs_fowl2

Alas, for there was no betting going on.

Metadata Canon Powershot G11. ISO 800. Both f/4.0 at 1/400 second. Edited using Picasa 3.8. Taken in October 2010 at Karanji lake, Mysore, India.

 

Advertisements
Birdweek: Fowl play.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s