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Rosy Starling

Sturnus roseus

Description:

Starling Murmuration *Starling flocks, it turns out, are best described with equations of “critical transitions” — systems that are poised to tip, to be almost instantly and completely transformed, like metals becoming magnetized or liquid turning to gas. Each starling in a flock is connected to every other. When a flock turns in unison, it’s a phase transition. At the individual level, the rules guiding this are relatively simple. When a neighbor moves, so do you. Depending on the flock’s size and speed and its members’ flight physiologies, the large-scale pattern changes. What’s complicated, or at least unknown, is how criticality is created and maintained. It’s easy for a starling to turn when its neighbor turns — but what physiological mechanisms allow it to happen almost simultaneously in two birds separated by hundreds of feet and hundreds of other birds? That remains to be discovered, and the implications extend beyond birds. Starlings may simply be the most visible and beautiful example of a biological criticality that also seems to operate in proteins and neurons, hinting at universal principles yet to be understood. *Ref - http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/1...

Notes:

A huge group of Rosy Starling ,

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32 Comments (1–25)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thanks injica, will also add video to Bank Myna shortly,

injica
injica 7 years ago

Prefer Mynas, but love your video :) crazy birds!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

@ injica here is the other Giant group as compare to Bank Myna ,,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Starling Murmuration
added details

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks PattyC, ya this activity called "murmuration" sharing a link which might helpful to understand such "murmuration" http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/1...

patty
patty 8 years ago

Hello Sachin. Great picture and video! A very big and lively flock indeed =). I wonder if it is called a "murmuration" (because of the other titles of the videos with similar things but I am not sure...wondering and about to check ;) )

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks a Lot VivBraznell

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Amazing video Sachin. Love the background sound of traffic, perfect accompaniment to the starlings activity

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Most welcome, there are really a nice places near around Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, which having a great species of birds..

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

millions. Awesome. Gandhinagar seems to be a great place to live.
I want to visit some rural places in Gujarat, Can you recommend some?

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

they are amazing that is for sure. I saw the video on the last spotting. I will watch this one now.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Hope I can !!
but really they are countless, amazing!! may be video tells their group strength ..

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

did you count them?

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

1500 !! !!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

at least 150!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Again seen such a lovely scene at same place, Nice to see them in a such a large group,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks all,

Galantliv
Galantliv 8 years ago

@ Emma: I agree

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

So true Galanttiv, Nowadays all you here is this is extinct and that is extinct. So it feels good to hear once in a while about abundance!

Galantliv
Galantliv 8 years ago

... there can be too much of good things as well, Emma.

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

Outstanding..the maximum starlings I have seen at a time is 20 something:(

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Lets hope that the earth always sees this richness!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Wow Sachin !!!! How much more amazing can it get?
Spectacular!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks Nopayahnah, Courtney, Yogesh it was a wonderful sight,

Sachin Zaveri
Spotted by
Sachin Zaveri

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Feb 21, 2012

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