About one million starlings migrate over Rome during the autumn and winter period, spending the nights in the trees by the Tiber River, while teams in the city use recordings of the starlings' distress call to repel the birds.
Reuters - News Video Online (Feb. 2, 2015) Thousands of starlings fly together in a 'murmuration', forming beautiful moving dark clouds in southern Israel's sky. Gavino Garay reports.
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Reuters - News Video Online (Feb. 8, 2015) From a "dancing cloud" of starlings to a horse stuck in a bathtub, here's a roundup of animals making news this week. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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AFP (Mar. 6, 2014) 50km-away from Punta Arena in southern Chile is the Magdalena Island, home to the Magellan penguins. This species of monogamous penguins arrive in the summer to breed then migrate to the Brazilian ... watch video
AP (Mar. 4, 2015) Once nearly extinct, grey whales now migrate in their thousands to Mexico's Vizcaino reserve in Baja California, in search of warmer waters to mate and give birth. Tourists flock to the reserve to ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 1, 2015) Thousands of whales surface, jump and play off the coast of South America as they migrate toward their breeding grounds. But global warming is killing off their food and changing their age-old ... watch video
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