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    • Roadside Starling Flock, Idaho, 2012. (Courtesy of Wallace Keck)
    • European Starling in Tollington, Connecticut, 2015. (Courtesy of Enola Wagner)
    • European Starlings in Washington, 2013. (Courtesy of Christine Haines)
    • Starlings fly in the sky of Rome at sunset on Jan. 27, 2015.
    • European Starlings in 2012. (Courtesy of Germaine and Dave Bragonier)
    • European Starlings in Benton, Pennsylvania, 2015. (Courtesy of Kevin Hess Benton)
    • European Starling, 2015 (Courtesy of Sandra Wilbur)
    • Migrating starlings fly in formation across the sky near the southern Israeli town of Rahat, Feb. 2, 2015.
    • Starlings perform their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern Israeli village of Tidhar, in the northern Negev desert, Jan. 14, 2016.
    • European Starlings, Illinois, 2012. (Courtesy of Lynne Marsho)
    • FILE - A flock of starlings fly over an agricultural field near the southern Israeli city of Netivot, Feb. 12, 2014.
    • A large flock of starlings fly illuminated by the setting sun near Bacau, north eastern Romania, Dec. 10, 2013.
    • European Starling in New York, 2012. (Courtesy of Steve Fisher)
    • A flock of starlings fly over an agricultural field near the southern Israeli city of Netivot, Feb. 12, 2014.

    Spectacular Starlings

    Published January 15, 2016

    Thousands of European starlings swoop and soar through the skies of Israel each winter, with stunning moves that rival any aerobatics team.


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