One of which was a gang fight.common myna 001

Parts of Hawaii continues to experience cool northern gusts of up to 55 mph. The hostile weather has been aggravating some of the birds in Hawaii. I witnessed the following three bird fights over the past two days:

  • Fight 1: Two male African sacred ibis at the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens fought until they bled. The fight ended when they fought over female birds that screamed at them.

  • Fight 2: A Pacific golden plover in distress sought refuge in another plovers territory. The plover that patrols that field was quick to attack the intruder. The intruder screamed and flew off.

  • Fight 3: A common myna gang was attacked after they tried to feed on the grounds of another gangs territory. I saw the intruders fly a couple blocks away. What was hilarious is a Pacific golden plover moved closer to that fight to get a better view of the action.

Normally, I only witness one bird fight per month. Did anyone else notice an increased amount of bird fights during a lengthily gusty period?

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