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USDA under fire for mass killing of birds in Nevada

Land owners in northern Nevada were shocked this week to discover tens of thousands of dead birds littering the landscape. They are now criticizing the federal government over the mass killing of the starlings.

Finding out how birds remember when asleep

Washington - A new study argues that birds could provide a new animal model for memory consolidation during sleep. The results may be applicable to people.

Video: Israelis treated to rare synchronized starling display

Netivot - In what could be a scene right out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", thousands of starlings treated Israeli bird watchers to an incredible, yet rare, spectacle of synchronized aerial acrobatics.

Bird swarm plagues La Grange Kentucky residents daily

Residents of La Grange Kentucky, U.S. are being plagued by a swarm of birds that arrive daily before dark. According to reports, the birds have been visiting by the thousands since November.

Dozens of birds die from alcohol poisoning in Romania

Constanta - After dozens of starlings were found dead on the outskirts of a Romanian city, fears of avian flu were raised but it has now been determined that the birds were killed by alcohol poisoning.

Fish rain down on desert village, UK starlings die in unison

Two locations, a world away from each other, experienced strange animal-related events recently. In Somerset, England about 75 starlings just fell to the ground while a village in northern Australia had fish plummet from the sky.

Starlings Perform Aerial Shape Shifting

The old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words still holds true. A rather massive swarm of Starlings was videotaped performing their shape shifting patterns and I found it stunning.
 

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Starling sly in coordinated movements known as murmuration.
Starling sly in coordinated movements known as murmuration.
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A murmuration of starlings  a familiar and spectatcular sight in the sky at dusk all over Europe. Bu...
A murmuration of starlings, a familiar and spectatcular sight in the sky at dusk all over Europe. But the starling is one of the common species of bird where numbers are in sharp decline.
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