Attitude matters

They don't call it the pecking order for nothing

On the suburban Sydney bird table there is a very clear pecking order.

Rainbow Lorikeets boss everyone, even the huge and more numerous Sulfur-crested Cockatoos who are big enough to keep the King Parrots at bay who in turn leave the eastern rosellas with meagre pickings.

These days the Brown Cuckoo-Dove can’t even make it to the table hounded out of the garden by the Noisy Miners who are ruthless cooperative breeders bent on global domination of their own but they don’t need the seeds.

Then when a flock of whatever species manages to sneak in in spite of the order then there is an almighty barney among themselves, interspecies competition taken out intraspecifically.


Paul Sorol

Hi, I'm Paul and I'm a chronicler.

I know it is a brave admission that is all thanks to the sayings and aphorisms of the Confused One. Bringing those slippery little suckers to you gives my life meaning.

Smile well, Paul

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