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Starling Sighting Awes Birdwatchers in Israel

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NEAR NETIVOT, ISRAEL -

Huge flocks of synchronized starlings create beautiful sights in the skies of southern Israel.

The rare phenomenon is called murmuration.

Experts say the synchronized movement is aimed at helping the birds find food and creating a defense mechanism against birds of prey.

After a long absence of some 20 years, short distance migrant starlings have returned to Israel, a phenomenon experts find difficult to explain.