Monday, January 28, 2013

Coots Gone Wild!

On a recent visit to Papago Ponds, Arizona bird photographer Kathy Gonzales
 came across some highly combative coots!  Kathy was able to expertly 
capture key highlights of the fast-action fight:

A two-footed stranglehold combined with a sharp left-winged smack!

The referee calls "fowl", someone is swinging below the belt!

Will both fighters take a dive?

They're back on their feet!

Final smack-down!

Special thanks to bird photographer Kathy Gonzales
for capturing and sharing these awesome photos!

1 comment:

  1. Thus we see the true evolutionary value of those big lobed toes! Bludgeoning other Coots into submission!

    They're such gentle seeming birds, and yet they are capable of such great violence...


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