Bird Fight II – The Big Boys

I recently shared a photo that my son had taken of a dispute on our cottage bird table. But here’s another image of some birds fighting. Bigger birds.

This one was taken (as you can likely see) by Carin Malan, and is posted here with her permission (thanks, Carin). The “little” bird on the left is a Tawny Eagle (wingspan 1-7 – 2.0m!), and a proper big boy, a White-Backed Vulture (2.1-2.3m) is on the right.

What an amazing action shot. The explosive dust really adds to it.

We don’t get either of these birds down in the Western Cape, which is just as well: the bird table would never cope.