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Breathtaking video of a "murmuration"

Ecotrope | Nov. 7, 2011 5:44 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:34 p.m.

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Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

Ecotrope volunteer Megan Fulton found this really cool video of starlings flying en masse via Good Magazine. (A flock of starlings is also known as a murmuration.) As Good explains, scientists aren’t sure how exactly the birds pull this off. But the evolutionary reason for it is to make it harder for a predator to zero in on an individual bird within the larger group.

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