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    Birds Of DIFFERENT Feathers (Multiple Species) Flocking Together

    This is in the news today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hereford-worcester-47270317/mesmerising-starling-murmuration-captured-near-leominster It reminded me of experiences from the early 1960s. I'd say around 1960-62. As a child I saw something even more wonderful, but also...
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    The Murmuration Behavior Of Starlings

    slowdown.co.uk/beta/perm.asp?pl=Starlings Link is long dead. No archived version found. pretty weird
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    Bird 'Suicides' Over Jatinga, India

    Over the last 100 years, thousands of birds have flown to their death over a small strip of land in Jatinga, India. In a town of only 2,500 people, this bizarre Bermuda Triangle of fowl death remains largely unexplained, despite studies by India's most prestigious ornithologists. After...
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    Strange Bird Behaviour

    I experienced something very similar for two or three years running 20 years ago, during the late Fall, in a smaller public park (Inwood Park) only two or three blocks from my uptown Cincinnati apartment. HUNDREDS of large black crows wheeled and circled around a seasonally-bare tree...
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    Birds Grounded (Unable Or Unwilling To Fly)

    ok, Im a newbie here so please be gentle. I was 10 years old, must have been the mid 1970's. Me and me dad was walking the dog through a local housing estate. I noticed the local birds, sparrows and starlings, just sort of hopping around on the pavement and walls. Thing was they didnt scatter...
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    Bird Falls: Mysterious Deaths Of Birds En Masse

    Mass starling suicide baffles experts Wildlife experts in the German city of Stuttgart are baffled after a flock of starlings made a mass suicide attempt leaving dozens of birds dead. Pedestrians watched as hundreds of birds flew over the city before suddenly nose-diving to the ground from...
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    Birds Dropping Food Items To Get To The Tasty Bits Inside

    Not sure of this should be here so moderators please feel free to move it. Has anyone heard of a bird that eats bones, usually small ones but if they can't get to the marrow they fly up and drop them to smash them open. My granddad swears he has seen a TV documentary that shows this...
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    Folklore Connected With City Birds

    Hi, yesterday at the library I've been browsing symbol-encyclopedias to check if every bird I can see from my window has some symbolic meaning or legend. I found, as expected: magpie, crow/raven (we don't have these but we have rookies), duck, heron, pigeon. But I didn't find anything on...
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    Birds: Taxonomies; Cladistics; Categories

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    Bird Communication & Language

    Budgie Communication This is fascinating! http://www.budgieresearch.homestead.com/ Link is dead, and so is the domain. ---<snip>------------- The main focus of the study is about a budgie named Victor who had a vocabulary of more than 800 words and thousands of phrases. It shows how he...
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    Odd Bird Behavior Around Moving Cars & Other Vehicles

    I've a few avian mysteries and observations... To begin, there was the incident witnessed by my girlfriend and I in 1999 as we followed two other cars through the country lanes near Banbury. Without warning - and obviously disturbed by the passage of the car in front - a pheasant shot out...
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