• “Understanding Animal Behaviour” by Rory Putman

    8 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Speckled Woods are found through most of Palearctic. Two inches across, they are grey-brown with creamy spots, which are brighter and more yellowish in females. They inhabit grassy, flowery habitats in forest, woods and glades, also hedges and urban parks. While not the most colourful, they are as charming as any butterfly. When you see the two Speckled Woods circling the patch of sunlight on the forest floor , you may be forgiven for dreaming of poetry in motion, when you are actually observing a full blown war! Yes, war. What you are observing is likely a territorial behaviour of a male...
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