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  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

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Jungle Crows feed on a wide range of food sources, including other birds, which they hunt and kill. This individual has spotted an unsuspecting Rock Pigeon on a roof in Bangkok.

 

It strikes on the pigeon and holds it down, using its claws and body weight. The following pictures show the chronology of the struggle that follows.

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

In an attempt to escape, the pigeon is almost successful, though its stands little chance against the much larger crow.

 

The pigeon is now being pinned down by the crow's feet and strong bill.

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

Fighting for its life, the pigeon tries to get out from underneath, but struggles in vain.

 

A second crow comes closer by to watch and perhaps to assist if necessary, as well as to guard and share the upcoming meal.

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

To immobilize its prey and prevent it from flying away, the crow starts to strip the pigeon of its flight feathers.

 

The tail feathers are plucked first, whilst the pigeon looks on powerlessly.

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

Stripping the pigeon of its feathers is not just part of a strategy, but also necessary to get to the edible parts.

 

Overwhelmed and helpless, the pigeon must by now realize that it has to get out soon, or face death.

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

Yet, a second attempt to escape is also unsuccessful, bringing the pigeon ever closer to its fate.

 

In a last attempt to escape the larger crow grabs the now tailless pigeon by its wing using its large bill.

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

  Jungle Crow (chronology of a bird attack)

 

Soon the unfortunate pigeon will die, almost 15 meters away from were it  was first attacked. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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