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Australian Magpie, Brown Falcon: Territorial Combat | by birdsaspoetry
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Australian Magpie, Brown Falcon: Territorial Combat

Australian Magpie, Brown Falcon, Gymnorhina tibicen, Falco berigora

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It might look like the Magpie is scoring points, but the falcon appeared to be running some sort of distraction while its mate escaped with a prized goodie.

At one point in the encounter the magpie was clearly attached to the back of the falcon and pecking its head.

Then.

It rolled over. The game changed.

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Taken on May 31, 2018