March 25, 2008 [LINK / comment]

New male canary has spunk

The male canary we bought in January, Luciano, has proven to be not only a robust, hearty singer (hence his name), but behaves rather aggressively as well. As the birds outside begin preliminary spring courtship rituals, Luciano too is getting increasingly "amorous" toward, and protective of, Princess. In fact, if we approach Princess too closely, he will fly over to "defend" her, and he sometimes even buzzes our heads when we intrude upon "his" territory. I don't think George was ever that aggressive. Perhaps it's just an adolescent phase that Luciano is going through. We'll see...

For the enjoyment of the general public, I now present Luciano's song: