See a Beautiful “Bird Ballet”

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Jan. 28 2013 3:23 PM

See a Beautiful “Bird Ballet”

If you're like me, you only learned the delightful word murmuration—the term for a group of starlings, used especially when a flock is seen in the kind of flight formations filmed above—a little over a year ago, when a gorgeous web video of such formations went viral.

The "bird ballet" above, filmed by Neels Castillon, is not quite so dramatic as that earlier video, but it is equally lovely. Enjoy.

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David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog. Follow him on Twitter.