MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: Strange behavior for a cardinal

Date: Wed Feb 14 00:52:29 2001
Posted by Randy
Grade level: grad (science) School: No school entered.
City: Montgomerry State/Province: TX Country: Montgomery
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 982129949.Zo

I live on a man-made lake with many birds.  The housing is relatively 
close (5-15 feet between homes).  There is a cardinal that flys between my 
house (garage window) to my neighbor's house (garage window) and "slams" 
into each like he is protecting his territory.  I wonder if he thinks he 
is fighting off his reflection?  I feed him regularly and think he will 
nest...just wondering about the rather strange behavior of "slamming" into 

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