Child-like Flamingo be­hav­iour

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

Flamin­gos at Slim­bridge are act­ing like “kids in a play­ground”, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers at a WWT re­serve. They no­ticed that some birds have been barg­ing into oth­ers and push­ing them out of the way, rather than walk­ing around them. In one case, a sleep­ing flamingo was de­lib­er­ately “knocked fly­ing” by another. The be­hav­iour has been no­ticed in all six of Slim­bridge’s flamingo species, and seems to have noth­ing to do with ‘peck­ing or­der’ dis­putes over food.

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