This morning's Caturday video smile features my favourite source of entertaining behaviour: birds! This week's Caturday video smile comes from an eagle-eyed friend of mine, Friends Of Darwin. In this video, we watch an office worker in Mumbai throw a paper aeroplane out of his 18th story office window. The video follows this aeroplane's progress as it flutters over the nearby hillside, only to be intercepted by a pair of black kites, Milvus migrans. One of the birds captures it, floats high in the sky with it, then grows wise to the true nature of the aeroplane and drops onto the distant hillside. This video is peculiarly evocative of the scene in the film, American Beauty, where a plastic bag is being blown along on the breeze. I also enjoyed this video because the videographer has a remarkably steady hand and allows us to hear the sounds of this...
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