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Melissa Rowell

Vestal, NY, United States


These starlings are in a juvenile plumage… they are extremely gregarious and are frequently found in huge, noisy flocks known as murmurations. Amazingly… there is no leader in a flock of starlings… their movement is governed by all of the starlings in the flock, and exactly how this happens remains a mystery to researchers studying them.
A lone, non-breeding adult is in the middle on the left side.

A Starling Murmuration

A Flock of Juvenile Starlings

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