Spreeuw Sturnus vulgaris gaat Torenvalk Falco tinnunculus te lijf
De Takkeling , Volume 26 - Issue 2 p. 154- 160
On 30 October 2017, a Kestrel apparently attempted to capture a Starling, and both birds ended up in the water during the ensuing struggle, some 20 m from the shore. The Starling somehow was able to take position on the back of the Kestrel, meanwhile pecking at its eyes and trying to push the falcon under water. The latter was screeching and laboriously peddled towards the shore, with the pecking Starling on top of her. Upon reaching the shoreline, the Starling flew away whereas the soaking-wet falcon was unable to do so. It was translocated to a pole in the vicinity, and had disappeared two hours later.
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M. Lodder. (2018). Spreeuw Sturnus vulgaris gaat Torenvalk Falco tinnunculus te lijf. De Takkeling, 26(2), 154–160.
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