Red-whiskered Bbulbul challenges a Common Myna

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Lakshmi Ravishankar shares her 2016 video clip showing a Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) challenging a Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis).

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The Common Myna was feeding on a hanging pan feeder (above) while the Red-whiskered Bulbul was looking on from above.

In two instances the bulbul audaciously tried to drive away the myna and have the feeder all to itself. Both times failed with the bulbul ending up on the parapet eyeballing the myna.

The third time the bulbul landed on the feeder… (below).

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…and confronted the myna (below).

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The bulbul won the staring match but fell off the feeder. The myna fed rapidly for a few seconds and flew off. The bulbul returned to the feeder for its turn at the food without being interrupted by the myna. Once the bulbul had its full, it left the feeder and the myna returned. Seeing this the bulbul flew in to confront the myna once again…

Lakshmi Ravishankar
Pune, India
2nd February 2018

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