Attempted Intimidation of Mockingbirds at Rábida Island in Galápagos, EC

Mockingbirds are often aggressive, especially during mating season. When one crosses into a community’s territory, they are usually run off without incidence. The males chase the males and the females repel the females. Yet this confrontation was not going to be that easy. You could sense the pending battle as these birds squared off. Each puffed up their feathers, pressed their tails into the sand and rose up to appear bigger and menacing. Neither was about to back down.

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