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Eastern Yellow Robin

Eastern Yellow Robin (Image ID 41007)
Photographed bySimon Pelling on Fri 26th Jun, 2020 and uploaded on same date.
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ID41007
CommentWhile I was observing three of these birds in a group, two of them started quite vigorously fighting each other on the ground. This continued for two or three minutes, with the two birds gripping each other with beaks and claws whilst rolling around. The birds finally broke apart and flew off squabbling with each other loudly. Neither seemed to be significantly injured. The third bird took no involvement in this. It may have been a dispute between two males over mating rights with the third (presumably female) bird.
The light was quite dim and the action quite fast so I had to compromise with ISO and there is a bit of motion blur, which gives a sense of the action.
EquipmentCanon 90D; Canon EF 100-400 L Mk II zoom. 400mm, ISO3200, 1/500s, f/5.6. Processed in DxO Photolab 3
LocationAustralian National Botanical Gardens, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsmale, adult, behaviour/display
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