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Starlings form dark cloud over Negev

In coordinated flight, thousands of migrating birds murmurate over Negev city of Rahat before sunset

A picture taken on December 28, 2015 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)
A picture taken on December 28, 2015 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)

Thousands of starlings formed a rare murmuration over the skies of the northern Negev desert on Monday.

The synchronized flock was captured on camera near Rahat shortly before dusk.

A picture taken on January 4, 2016 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep near the southern Arab Israeli city of Rahat, in the northern Israeli Negev desert. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
A picture taken on January 4, 2016 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
A picture taken on January 4, 2016 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep near the southern Arab Israeli city of Rahat, in the northern Israeli Negev desert. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
A picture taken on January 4, 2016 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
A picture taken on December 28, 2015 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)
A picture taken on December 28, 2015 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)
A picture taken on December 28, 2015 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)
A picture taken on December 28, 2015 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)
A picture taken on January 4, 2016 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)
A picture taken on January 4, 2016 shows a murmuration of starlings performing their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern city of Rahat, in the northern Negev desert. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)
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