Hundreds of birds mysteriously plummet from sky (VIDEO) — Analysis

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. 

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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