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"Get Off My Lawn": Song Sparrows Escalate Territorial Threats--With Video
February 12, 2013
Territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals. First an early warning that matches the intruder's song, then wing waving--a bird's version of "flipping the bird"--as the dispute heats up, and finally, if all other signals have failed, attack.
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