Common Flameback attacking own reflection…

“Looks like evolution for the birds have not kept up with human development, however it will not be fair to put the blame on nature for not keeping up with human development as nature does not create things like mirrors or glass window panes with great reflective properties so much so that the reflection is so perfect that the bird thinks that it is a competitor that came to fight over its territory.

“This female Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) was a very aggressive in its defense of her home turf, not satisfied with just clawing and pecking at the image, she would also fly off to the nearby tree trunk to fly back at full speed to impact bodily on to the image.”

KC Tsang
14th December 2011

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