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I don't know if "fork" is the right word here, but I know that two blocks can be mined around the same time, creating more than one competing block at a certain level of the blockchain.

Is it possible to get information for about these competing blocks from bitcoind?

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Yes.

Run bitcoin-cligetchaintips.

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    Note that not all orphan blocks will necessarily be propagated all around the network, so that might make hinder statistical analysis. – Jannes Oct 24 '15 at 16:45

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