POEM: Avian Game Theory

a murder of crows harasses a hawk,

out to steal the meal that wriggles in its talons.

the hawk giving its all to fighting crow will lose its squirming prey.

no crow is match for a hawk,

but no hawk is match for the murder,

and so all birds go hungry.

DAILY PHOTO: White-throated Kingfishers of the Backwaters

Taken in July of 2017 in the Backwaters of Kerala









DAILY PHOTO: Spur-Winged Goose on the Prowl

I was going to call this “Duck – duck – goose [-goose]” until I discovered that the smaller birds are also geese (i.e. Egyptian Geese)

 

A Spur-winged Goose hunting

 

Two Spur-winged geese in a row; Taken in the Chobe River between Botswana and Namibia in April of 2017

DAILY PHOTO: White Stork Imitates Daniel-San

Taken in Chobe National Park, Botswana in April of 2017

DAILY PHOTO: Peacock

Taken on September 30, 2017 at the Kamla Nehru Zoo in Ahmedabad

Above are male (hence, peacock) Indian Peafowl (a.k.a. Blue Peafowl or Pavo cristatus.)

DAILY PHOTO: Scene from a Watering Hole

Taken in May of 2017 in Botswana

DAILY PHOTO: Cape Buffalo with Egret

Taken at Amboseli National Park in May of 2017

DAILY PHOTO: Ostriches of Amboseli

Taken one June 27, 2017 in Amboseli National Park

 

 

 

Black ostriches are males and the brown ones are females.