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Small Pine Siskin Battles It Out With Bigger Birds

Watch a Pine Siskin face off against Pine Grosbeaks on the Ontario FeederWatch Cam.

It’s usually the bigger birds that win battles at the feeder, but this spunky Pine Siskin was determined to keep its spot at the Ontario FeederWatch Cam platform. Keep your eyes focused on the right-hand side of the feeder to see this little finch defend its corner from encroaching Pine Grosbeaks.

Want to learn more about the bird battles playing out at the feeder? Learn how scientists determine the pecking order of common feeder bird species by monitoring “who beats whom” during behavioral interactions submitted by Project FeederWatch participants.

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Pileated Woodpecker by Lin McGrew / Macaulay Library