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    Killer birds?

    http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/ar...538750341.html

    Has anyone ever seen this? (Bird enthusiasts perhaps?)
    Has the world gone crazy?
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    http://www.google.com/translate?hl=e...538750341.html

    Looks like a common bird species (can't place it's name). Freaky bird, but hardly grounds for mass panic because of one event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibnalail View Post
    It's a Great Tit. They have been known to hunt and eat bats and carrion when food is scarce.

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...ing-predators/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Tit

    http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=250093
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibnalail View Post
    It's a Great Tit. They have been known to hunt and eat bats and carrion when food is scarce.

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...ing-predators/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Tit

    http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=250093
    I heard about these birds on a science podcast the other day. It was pretty funny to hear the scientists talk about how beautiful the Great Tits are. Unfortunately, we have no Great Tits in the US.
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    i read a few months ago about some birds that were attacking whales. they would peck them and drink the blood
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibnalail View Post
    It's a Great Tit. They have been known to hunt and eat bats and carrion when food is scarce.

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...ing-predators/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Tit

    http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=250093
    Funny how you say "when food is scarce" since on the picture there is lots of food and he attacks anyway.

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    Animals kill other animals for food, its winter, don't you tell me "THERES ENOUGH FOOD" theres not, theres never enough food for a huge amount of different animals, so the bird just kills the smaller bird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KunkkaTheAdmiral View Post
    Animals kill other animals for food, its winter, don't you tell me "THERES ENOUGH FOOD" theres not, theres never enough food for a huge amount of different animals, so the bird just kills the smaller bird.
    Except in this case there is, look at the video and the pictures, the hint is on the ground if you aren't fluent in finnish.

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    I thank you for this educational information, never saw that behavior here, they are very common birds in the suburbs and usually fed by people in winter, but what will stick is that our boring Kohlmeise has the colorful English name of Great Tit.

    More nightmare fuel here for us as children were the huge flocks of crows, that migrate into Central Europe for the winter. Our city had a regular flock of over 10000 crows, that returned every winter, spent the night in a small forest, and swarm out into the city each morning about the time to walk to school. They would only attack animals smaller than them, even in a swarm, but you could imagine Hitchcock's famous film.

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    Isn't nature beautiful.

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    I thought this was going to be birds eating humans... boy was I disappointed.
    Birds are carnivorous!? wa-waa-wwaaaaaaat? This just in, animals eat other animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talokami View Post
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    I was thinking exactly the same thing, we call it a "Koolmees" wich is a lot less hilarious
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    Looks like a Great Tit attacking a Sparrow. Sparrows have been known to kill their chicks and the tits have been known to kill many other small animals.
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    Birdemic.

    That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talokami View Post
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    I agree i love nothing more than the majesty of a pair of great tits.

    One great tit is always bigger than the other though,they come in all shapes and sizes,but if you squeeze them you always get a slap.

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    I bet if that bird was armed this wouldn't have happened.
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    Golden Eagles have murder down to a science:


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