14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Pintail Whydah and Hitchhiking Baby Hawk
The Pintail Whydah is aggressively defending the food bowl while a baby hawk catches a ride on its parent's wing. The Whydah has exceptionally long tail feathers and is rarely seen in the wild. The Whydah and the hawk would occasionally spar.
© Kathleen Elam.
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||Nov. 7, 2016, 1:51 p.m.