Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shrike attack

This series shows how a Northern Shrike attacks a European Starling. A starling is a large prey item and their beak is potentially very dangerous to the shrike. This first-winter (1 year old) shrike was therefore taking a risk with this attack but was rewarded with a large meal.

This sequence is also viewable at the Manitobabirds page:

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