Grey Wagtail confronts its reflection

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“On my morning walk today I saw this bird (Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea) waging battle with its reflection on the window of a house. The owner of the house was watching the show and he said that this bird had been doing this for the last week or so. The bird, between battle attacks would rest on a ledge of the building and then fly up to the windowpane again. Occasionally it would fly down to the stream running by the house and feed. Each battle lasted about 5 to 10 seconds.”

Ganesh Mani Pradhan & Son
West Bengal, India
12th March 2010

Check out our various posts on birds and their reflections, birds confronting their reflections seen on the side mirror of a car or collision with a window.

This post was received through Sumit K Sen of Birds of India, Kolkata, India who sent it to KC Tsang. Image by Ganesh Mani Pradhan & Son.

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