Danger overhead

Raptors are respected by most other birds – even when they don’t present a real danger.

These Crested Pigeons were photographed sitting calmly in a dead Black Wattle when the sudden appearance of a Black-shouldered Kite led to a sudden change in posture. Both species are of similar size and I’m not aware of any evidence to suggest the raptor would take on a pigeon. A Peregrine Falcon might be a different story altogether!

CP1

Crested Pigeons, Moolort Plains, 16th May 2015.

Kite2

Black-shouldered Kite, Moolort Plains, 16th May 2015.

CP2

Crested Pigeons – II

Kite1

Black-shouldered Kite – II

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