Confrontation of Mockingbirds on Rábida Island in Galápagos, EC

When the preoccupied male spotted his challenger, he swirled around, spread his legs, raised his tail and aimed his black angled beak toward the enemy. Within seconds, the female cowered behind her man. At first, the two males stood rigid in a stare down. Then they made short hops in unison as if two boxers dancing in a ring while sizing each other up.

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