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.


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.


Birdweek: Fowl play.

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