Murmurations in birds

Check out this fascinating post about murmuration – a type of flocking behaviour – in starlings during winter. The gracefully sweeping clouds of birds are wonderful to watch against the evening sky (if you haven’t see it before, check it out here). The reason why starlings perform this behaviour still confounds scientists. In her blog post below, @GrrlScientist describes murmuration and reveals some of the research exploring why it happens…

Throughout the northern hemisphere, the dark cold months between November and February are the time when European starlings, Sturnus…

Source: What The Flock? Birds Perform Intricate Aerial Ballets In Winter — But We’re Not Sure Why — Medium


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