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Pair bonding

Observed: 20th March 2011 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Description:

Birds of the Western Palearctic describes a "Bowing and preening ceremony" as part of pair bonding in this species. In that one bird (the submissive partner) takes a crouched posture whilst the other (the dominant partner) preens its head and neck.
This is not quite what is happening here, the bird being preened is not in a bowed / submissive posture.
But I suspect this is still part of pair bonding behaviour.

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No interactions present.