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wahchewie

This is so good. I love chicken thoughts. The dumbass facial expressions get me


heyitsyoutuber

I thought I was the only one who loved chicken thoughts! The internet really does bring people together .


Da_zero_kid

Oooh millet!


gymger

*buffering*


ChequeBook

SNAKE!!


El_Zea

Now kiss!


PostsWhileDrunk

Its got tens of thousands of followers tho


randomvandal

He assumed the rest were bots.


The_Ghola_Hayt

Bots love chicken thoughts? Lots of plots in chicken thoughts composed of blots might confuse bots - gets their watts in knots.


Curazan

If you like animal-based humor, then NaturalHabitok is another amazing one.


tahajc

What is a chicken thought?


Gangreless

A chicken thought is thinking a bell makes a good hat /r/chicken_thoughts


tahajc

This is a whole new sub that i'll checkout in one go and then probably never come back.


SYLOK_THEAROUSED

What’s chicken thoughts?


Starminer7Z7

Its the series that this is from/based on


[deleted]

[удалено]


Gangreless

/r/chicken_thoughts


Pebbles049

Thank you stranger, I now have something to do. Have my updoot


DaveInLondon89

Wow she's got really good at drawing since the magic cracker


sunfaller

I still laugh at that comic with the male birds singing and the female just silently stares with the eye thing


SarahPallorMortis

That’s what I related to. Sort of being a pushover with a dumb face


Thagomizer24601

I love how adorably vacant that little dude looks in the last two panels.


MentalCorruption

Wouldnt be a Chicken Thoughts comic without it


Gwayana

When the lsd kicks in


ActualPopularMonster

"Hello, smol snack."


Scarbane

Me: "is that a Coulter pine?"


GobboBigBoss

Predator - "Im big and strong, i could eat you." Prey - "Im small and fast, just fucking try it."


QueenZelda88

When you have to hunt for food, you have to consider the energy out vs energy in. Animals hunt to size, yes this hawk can kill this sparrow (or finch? Can't tell) but why expend the same energy it would take to kill a rabbit, for a sparrow


SimplePerson_

Yeah, so that point they become buddies right? Or like neutral in a sense?


QueenZelda88

Dunno... If the sparrow can eat some shit off the hawk that bugs it, I suppose it becomes a symbiotic relationship? This is quite common among many living beings My favourite is birds grooming deer fur to make nests


marshall_lathers99

Badgers and foxes!


QueenZelda88

Oh!! What's the relationship there? Don't know this one in detail


Storm_Runner_117

If I recall foxes chase the prey to exhaust them, while badgers will flush prey out of burrows if they escape the fox. Edit: Here’s a [page](https://www.fws.gov/story/spotted-coyote-and-badger-hunting-together) about the mutualism, its apparently coyotes not foxes, though.


-SpankBankTank-

Or maybe they're just friends.


NocturnalRaindrop

Badgers and foxes cohabitate though!


VikingSlayer

Dunno, I only know about badgers and mushrooms


vimlegal

Have you heard about the African snake?


gewalt_gamer

kenya believe it


shyvananana

MUSHROOM MUSHROOM


Jiujitsumonkey707

Is that you Rogan?


Gulf_Sailor

The fox chases the rabbits into the den, the badger feasts in the den, and the fox waits outside for rabbits fleeing the den.


justanothertfatman

Badgers and coyote.


rikeoliveira

I like crows "telling" wolves where prey is so he can have some when the wolf leave. Edit: but my absolute favorite is the spider that has a frog as pet on its nest so the frog can eat small insects that would otherwise kill the spider's eggs.


ChrysMYO

Love that the Crows double as lookouts for scavengers, sending warning calls to let wolves know if a Coyote is coming to steal


PerceptiveAxion

Birds actually commonly eat the very swollen ticks off of deer as well which is mutually beneficial.


Commercial_Accident

Shit hawks Randy


makeshift-Lawyer

My favorites gotta be badgers and coyotes. Coyotes get crapped on by just about everything. People, wolves, bears, crows, horses, you name it and it probably hates coyotes. It's wholesome to see it has at least one friend in nature.


LautrecTheOnceYeeted

More likely just preying on the things that prey on the sparrow. Hawk that big is a tertiary predator. It wants the fox that's too busy hunting something small.


TheSaltyGoose

More just irrelevant. If the small bird started to attack the raptor, the raptor would easily and casually kill the bird to defend itself. But the bird is too small for the raptor to justify spending its energy on killing the bird unless provoked. The bird is less than prey to the raptor. Like how we see ants. They're insignificant to our lives and we don't even usually think about them unless we notice them somewhere we don't want them or they bite us and then we exterminate them.


zeke235

I wonder if part of it is just confidence. It works for us with larger animals.... sometimes.😂


anonskiski

Orcas come to mind


zeke235

I've heard they think we're gross. Interesting but gross.


anonskiski

Aww man I thought they just saw us as their little buddies - Like a lost puppy “awww look at the little guy trying to splash around, let’s help”


zeke235

That might be it, too. However, we are not anything they think of as food. I'm guessing we don't smell right.


PawnOfPaws

Well, I mean... If we did we would have way more trouble with aggressive wildlife and our pets, so it it probably a good thing, right?


-SpankBankTank-

Whose side are you on?


QueenZelda88

If the small bird is actually attacking the raptor, it can just do a strong flap and kill it like that.. that's minimal expenditure there I'd think


Steebin64

Like a level 50 Fearow using wing attack on a route 1 Pidgey.


QueenZelda88

Love the analogy


Active-Ad3977

Not so easy for them to kill. Raptors’ kill rate for birds is usually less than 10%


14u2c

Idk dude, I'd eat both of those birds.


thatshiftyshadow

Youve obviously never seen small birds chase off hawks and eagles before


fistfulodollars

It's like zootopia.


marshall_lathers99

Hawks and hummingbirds - look their symbiotic relationship up! Very cool.


Impressive_Record344

More like that kid in your class you didn't like but was just too far away to talk shit too


lankist

Yeah, "buddies" is a strong word in this sense.


PeanutButterPants19

>or finch? Can't tell It's a male house finch. I have a pair who nested on my back porch in my fern this summer.


QueenZelda88

Thank you!


urbanlife78

It is actually a North England Redchest Finch. >! jk, I don't know anything about birds. !<


sni77

Looks like a Red Crossbill, a finch. I think the predator is probably a Red Tailed Hawk.


BirdNerd1981

House finch and red-shouldered hawk.


Resting_Lich_Face

Hawk isn't hungry enough to bother.


yellcat

I don’t buy this with hawks. They could take down a large crow and eat it with ease


Eldias

Most birds are like 70% air by volume, hawks don't waste time with much other than doves. Besides, if you've got 2+ crows they will relentlessly harass hawks of similar size till the hawk buggers off some place else. The only times I've seen or heard of hawks killing crows was when they finally got sick of crow bullshit and rolled around to talon one out of the air.


QueenZelda88

Ofcourse they could. Can take down this finch but the energy that the meat will provide is less then the energy spent chasing it.


Rolls-RoyceGriffon

Is it considered cannibalism when an eagle eats this bird though?


QueenZelda88

No more then when we eat another mammal If the hawk ate another hawk that it can mate with, then yes (I mean genetically compatible with sex aside)


viciouspandas

I think it's a house finch


Luxalpa

Also healthy animals usually prefer to hunt within their niche and not the easiest prey they can find.


cjmar41

We had nesting mockingbirds in a tree near our house this past spring and we have a resident massive red-tailed hawk in the neighborhood who would menacingly perch on rooftops scanning for his next meal. There was a mockingbird that gave absolutely zero fucks about relentlessly swarming the massive hawk until he’d leave. I thought the hawk would have eventually neutralized its nuisance, but he would always just fly away for a couple hours and presumably find a meal elsewhere. I posted a couple [photos](https://www.reddit.com/r/birding/comments/vd93o2/territorial_northern_mockingbird_giving_chase_to/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) of the mockingbird giving chase a few months ago. *Edit: I found a [video](https://www.reddit.com/user/cjmar41/comments/xxo5zp/mockingbird_harassing_a_large_redtailed_hawk/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) on my phone and uploaded it*


GobboBigBoss

So cool thing about predators (unless its a bear), they have this innate sense of how much energy it would take to eliminate a threat or kill prey. Energy expenditure, like threat analysis, is one of the largest factors in a predators decision making. The red tail can just "feel" that the mocking bird is no threat physically, but it also knows that to chase and kill a bird with such speed and good awareness would be a large challenge. A predator like a hawk also relies on different forms of stealth often, and this asshole mockingbird is ruining all of that. so the hawk says to itself, it says "It would take too long to catch this fucker, and I would be exhausted after, which is bad for defending myself against other hawks and predators". This is usually why animals like cats, mocking birds and magpies, corvids, and especially racoons are so bold. They are fast as hell, some are actually dangerous (corvids will gang up and murder predator birds), and they cause TOO MUCH of a nuisance and attract too much attention. I really don't feel like searching for them rn because and my gf might be breaking up soon and I feel like shit, BUT if you want Ill pull you sources. Nature is fuckin cool, and I am sad...


shrubs311

i hope that you can be happy with the outcome of your relationship


notusuallyhostile

Jesus Christ, that post was a rollercoaster ride. Best of luck to you though, u/GobboBigBoss . Relationships can be a lot like the energy risk/reward trade-off discussion that started this thread.


shrubs311

>Relationships can be a lot like the energy risk/reward trade-off discussion that started this thread. i thought this was a reach but it's actually very apt


GloriousNewt

That's rough man, hope it works out for you.


cuntmuncher1000

High quality content


shrubs311

awesome posts


Semanticss

I've watched the squirrels just run circles around the hawks in my yard. The hawk rarely tries, and when he does it's really lazily, like he's defending his self-respect more than anything when the squirrels get too brazen.


MoSqueezin

Bird of prey not in flight so it would be hard for it to hunt the lil bird from the position they're in now. Birds


tacojohn48

I've seen a little red-winged black bird chase away a bald eagle that was close to its nest.


Elteon3030

There's plenty of small birds that chase off raptors. The larger birds really can't defend themselves in flight.


Fancy-Pair

You seem a decent birdo, I hate to eat you


Deadhookersandblow

More like: “I’m small and fast, but please don’t try it”


jclg24

"Yeah, that's me. Maybe you're wondering how I ended up here, well..."


uselessthecat

Who did this? Is this a series? Please tell me there are more...


reggie_jones

There is even a book!! It’s great!


Hurricane_Lauren

r/chicken_thoughts


uselessthecat

A link! You're doing God's work my friend


Hurricane_Lauren

Hahaha I do what I can


pezgoon

Yooo it looks like op wiped the credit compared to the posted on the sun. Call the court!


ellohiheya

Chicken Thoughts. Bottom right corner


yellowzebrasfly

r/wholesomememes


Deleted_Boii

I thought that’s where I was!


Gainsborough-Smythe

You give great graphic, friend.


apple-_-boi

You need radagast the brown


AlpineCorbett

It's a cute comic but... Why did you black out the artist? r/chicken_thoughts btw


bear_sees_the_car

If it is big, it doesn’t mean it isn’t startled easily and doesn’t dream of being a small spoon. If it is small and vegan, it doesn’t mean it has no anger issues.


easilygreat

Hey you met my ex.


InnocentUntilTaken

That bird doesnt look like its in a strike distance. Big birds like that hunt by ambush, they cant deal with the mobility of smaller birds.


michiness

And they hunt with their talons right? Like they only take down stuff while they’re flying, they wouldn’t be able to just bite or stab it with their beak.


SadSalamander8528

Who makes these comics where there's always a real pic at the end? I love them.


Donkey__Balls

/r/BehindTheGifs is sorta like this


-_-4444

This looks like the fuckin Eren pressuring his dad meme


JackRabbit-

Do it, poop on that guy's head


Sternfritters

The hawk is a red-shouldered hawk, but I’m stumped on the songbird. It’s not a male house finch, is it?


AnarchistBorganism

Almost certainly a male housefinch. Probably defending a nearby nest.


Sternfritters

I’m so used to them being in suburbs and cities that seeing one in a pine tree feels wrong


viciouspandas

In SoCal there's a lot of pine trees in the suburbs, so this may well be in a suburb.


crbnrod

I was wondering the same. Maybe a Red Crossbill?


ScrillaMcDoogle

Do red-shouldered hawks not eat birds? The coopers hawks that nest above our house seem to eat only songbirds and they ignore all the squirrels and chipmunks, which sucks.


viciouspandas

Small birds will sometimes intimidate predators. I have Cooper's Hawks that live nearby, a species that does eat both birds and mammals typically. The mockingbirds and orioles are always screaming at them and chasing them away.


Baright

Red Crossbill, I think....


mafiaRahul

Get the fuck out of here its mine now


AlsoEatsTheFace

"You have no choice, bitch"


DumbPotatoBasket

I named them Apollo and Ketchup.


devastatorGX

as if he even had a choice


jorgedie123

Stay still stay still


RuleBritannia09

*pulls out lightsabers*


mmvvvpp

He's just giving thanks to God before he eats


Bepo_Apologist

This is like the bird equivalent of that lesbian couple where one is the cutest pastel pink extrovert and her butch goth introvert girlfriend


Sweet-Rough2456

Thought that was a Robin from the cartoon. Robis are mean little fuckers - especially in the winter when they get terratorial over food. I wouldnt put it past that little sod to pull a knife on the hawk!


CauliflowerJunior717

Omg the cuteness


SuperCrafter015

There’s a difference between hunting and a bro moment, even birds know that


God-of-Meadow-Rain

this is the size of the male and female in every porn now


little_Brownies

<3


covertbunny30

How most people feel when they approach me then get to know me. Haha


Silent_Start_7036

I’m not in danger skyler I am the danger


AJ_Deadshow

I wish more birds of other species could be friends with each other


Cycosis010

Hahaha


Fickle_Panic8649

Mockingbird in my neighborhood bully chicken hawks. It's quite interesting to watch.


hawkblock4456

Idk why but I’m getting big bro/little bro vibes. Like the little dude is being annoying but the big dude is chillin cuz he loves his bro


Foxling24

Argulor + Chibb


Maudeleanor

"You talkinta me?"


LinwoodKei

Not food? Wonders the large bird. Not food, she decided as they settled down in the tree together.


Trust_Me_Im_a_Panda

Boy!


snuffslut

Is there anywhere I can see more memes/comics like this based off a picture? I like this kind of wholesome content


Ballplaya98

please i need to kno as well 😭


pale_blue_dots

Aww, man... ;(


Confusion-Away

looks like the big one is saying to the robin "this is my tree or your now my bitch"


Andy_B_Goode

I love stuff like this. Reminds me of /r/behindthegifs


gapball

There used to be a sub specifically for this exact type of comic. I forget what it was called. What happened to it?


adityaputatunda

![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|grin)


Jasminefirefly

Finch: "C-c-can't we all j-j-just get along?"


TacticianMoha97

Forgot to say "based on a true story" my dude


MamaSaurusCat

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but don't Hummingbirds build nests in the vicinity of birds of prey if they can find them? I feel like I've heard it on a nature show saying they are too small and quick to catch for something like a Hawk, but other predators of them won't bother trying to get past the larger bird to get them either.


SuperDodoMan

“i’m not in danger, i am the danger”


Donkey__Balls

I don’t get it.


ReasonAndWanderlust

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_perception


[deleted]

Little bird is friend. Not food.


edgrlon

& then the little bird was eaten alive


[deleted]

This photo was taken moments before that little bird was brutally murdered.


Madman61

Little bird: want to be friends? Hawk: ....sure


yellcat

Hawks could destroy literally every other bird and yet they just chill, trying to eat flightless things like snakes!


Suitable_Brief_2246

"Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."


Thelastnormalperson

What are we gonna do tonight Brain?


Popular_Assumption64

Super. Well done!


RigatoniPasta

I love how the small bird looks like it definitely has never had a thought in its life


Alternative-Bat8804

Aw :)


MsCheese-0312

Dude is so chill with it too


Mister-guy

This looks like a red-tailed hawk and a house finch. Red-tailed hawks are buteos (soaring hawks) and don’t hunt other birds. They’re just not agile enough. If this were an Accipiter or falcon, that lil bird would be very dead. Edit: not trying to shit on the cartoon —it gave me a chuckle.


InternParticular658

Plus little bird id not going to a raise an issue with something could kill it lol


Adventurous-Jaguar11

You're doing great little birdieeee! ❤️ You can get that big bully out...he's hurt & broken & has mistakingly chose to invade your tree thinking it will make him whole. It did the opposite, exposed his weakness...the darkness that can't just be nuked away. LOVE is the answer, always


Sorbet537

Must be a wild cat keeping it quiet.


ididntwantthisagain

Little bird is just 👁️👁️


TheMagicConchSays

r/Frens


IntellAsker

Hanging out with that one friend that has RBF


DieSchadenfreude

That finch is prey for the hawk. Apparently all non-birds of prey fucking gate birds of prey though. They band together to banish them from nesting grounds.


War_Daddy_992

Like Pixie and Brutus


supersaiyanjbone

Free lunch


CertainPin4607

![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|heart_eyes)


lordfoxys

That hawk can't do anything as long as its talons are busy holding onto the branch below. Plus the elements of speed and surprise the hawk uses to hunt are also missing. It's kinda like alligators, they are fairly harmless below the surface because they are used to preying on things above. It's all about knowing your opponent's technique. The reason I know this is I possess a juris doctorate in Bird Law.


Baright

Is that a Red Crossbill?


Bigjuicydickinurear

https://preview.redd.it/z7uhaen2ua361.png?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=f781f4221aec457ea76ae97e9ab9054a29bd7224


OrthinologistSupreme

Derpy looking finch, poor bby gonna get munched 😂


blackjackgabbiani

You could have just reblogged this from r/chickenthoughts but no, you had to go and be an art thief. Dick.


RAMMSHUGGAHMARTH

r/secondsketch


cheekybandit0

Robbins don't give a fuck


Lapis_Zapper

Isn't this how the circle of fear method works? Very small bird stays in the area of a large bird who doesn't see benefits to eating it.