The long-held belief that cats and birds are amongst nature's worst enemies is being challenged by a kitten and a chick that have struck up the unlikeliest of friendships.
This picture reveals the special bond between the pair with the cute moggie happy to eat, sleep and play with its companion.
The pair formed their relationship after five-year-old Maria Fedorov brought the hungry stray kitten home to her parents house in Moscow Russia.
Reluctantly, her parents allowed her to keep the bird and to their surprise they instantly became best friends.
Maria's father, Alexander, from, Moscow, Russia, said: 'When Maria found out she could keep the kitten she was full of joy.
'The next morning while helping her mum with the morning shopping she saved a chick from a cat in the market square and also brought it home.
'We told her they might not make a great pair but she was sure they would be okay.
'Despite our fears both pets started to play with each other. They moved everywhere as twins, played, slept and even ate together.'