ON a fine morning in April, 1946, a number of Blackbirds (Turdus m. merula), Song-Thrushes (Turdus e. ericetorum) and Starlings (Siurnus v. vulgaris) were watched while feeding on a large lawn of King's College, Cambridge. The Starlings spent most of the time pecking at the ground for food, probably insects. Quite often, however, when a Blackbird in the vicinity was seen pulling at a worm a Starli...

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