Magpie helps jackdaw escape from cat

This 13 May 2017 video shows a magpie helping a jackdaw escape from a cat.

Rick Scholtes from the Netherlands made this video.

Magpies and jackdaws may quarrel sometimes about food, but …

For the first time, researchers have observed that birds that fly actively and flap their wings save energy. Biologists have now shown that jackdaws minimize their energy consumption when they lift off and fly, because the feathers on their wing tips create several small vortices instead of a single large one. The discovery could potentially be applied within the aeronautical industry: here.

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