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Songbird species work together to mob predator owls, but only strike when the time is right


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Fleeing isn't the only way by which songbirds can protect themselves against predators. Many songbird species are known to engage in mobbing, where they gather aggressively around a bird of prey, flying rapidly while making stereotypic movements and loud vocalizations. Mobbing is risky for both parties: birds of prey have been observed to attack their mobbers, while cases are known of mobbing songbirds injuring birds of prey.

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