Red-wing rivalry


A year ago (Tomfoolery), I watched as a female Wild Turkey was viewed with appreciation by two males. However, the two males were so obsessed by a concern for their rival’s attentions, that neither could attend to the female. It was odd; neither mated with her because each wished to block the other.

This situation seems to have been repeated with Red-winged Blackbirds.

This fetching female Red-winged Blackbird was hanging out in the vicinity of a couple of males.

Here are the two male Red-winged Blackbirds.

One male spent its time denouncing the other.

It then flew after the (imagined) interloper. But, the conflict meant that neither male mated. Odd.


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1 Response to Red-wing rivalry

  1. Karen Pidcock says:

    Thanks…can almost hear their song!!!

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