Many blackbirds plummeted from the sky in Cuauhtemoc’s Alvaro Obregon on February 7. The alarming phenomenon was caught by CCTV.
As a group, the yellow-headed migrating birds are seen on the ground. The dead birds littered streets after police arrived at the scene around 8:30 AM.
🇲🇽 SHOCKING VIDEO of Hundreds of Birds dying & falling from the Sky in Mexico in the city of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. Images show birds flying in migratory flight and crashing to the ground. The ‘strange occurrence’ was recorded last Monday at around 5pm. pic.twitter.com/zGfmJELtsz
— Moses Ling (@moseslingcanada) February 13, 2022
While some flock members can be seen flying, others are still stationary on the ground.
It is believed that the incident occurred around 5 AM. Every winter, yellow-headed and blackbirds fly south from Canada to Mexico.
According to El Heraldo de Chihuahua, a vet examined the birds and suggested that they might have been exposed to toxic fumes from heaters. A vet suggested that the birds might have been electrocuted using power lines.
Some social media users have suggested the incident could have been a murmuration – the collective movement of bird flocks often involved sudden changes in direction – which went wrong.
Dr.Richard Broughton, an ecologist with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, agreed, saying he was almost sure that a predatory bird drove the murmuration crashing towards the ground.
The same phenomenon occurred a week earlier when 200 birds disappeared from the sky in the vicinity of Hazelbeach, Wales and Waterston.
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