Maternal instincts

The Kingbird is not a particularly large animal, quite small in fact. The Red-tailed Hawk, on the other hand, is quite large with a wingspan of up to 133 centimetres (52 inches).

An amateur photographer managed to capture some shots of the smaller Kingbird, fearful for her young, seeing off its much larger adversary. Strong maternal instincts.

The little mum achieved her objective by planting herself firmly on the back of the big baddie, digging her talons in and then pecking away at its head until it gave up….read the story and see the picture

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