Flocks of starlings ride the wave to escape

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Description

Researchers study agitation waves that form when flocks of birds dodge predators.

'For starlings, there's benefit in the bustle of a murmuration.' (Audubon)

 

Period1-Jan-2015 → 26-Mar-2016

Media coverage

11

Media coverage

  • TitleFlocks of starlings ride the wave to escape
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurekaAlert!
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date26/03/2016
    DescriptionResearchers study agitation waves that form when flocks of birds dodge predators
    Producer/AuthorSpringer
    URLwww.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/s-fos032615.php
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • Title'Spreeuwen letten maar op zes buren'
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDe Tijd
    Media typeWeb
    CountryBelgium
    Date10/10/2015
    DescriptionSpreeuwenzwermen voeren rond deze tijd hun spectaculaire dans op. Hoewel het lijkt alsof er een strakke regie mee gemoeid is, blijkt een spreeuw uitsluitend oog te hebben voor zijn dichtste buren.
    Producer/AuthorNico Schoofs
    URLwww.tijd.be/nieuws/archief/Spreeuwen_letten_maar_op_zes_buren.9685567-1615.art?ckc=1&ts=1461925083
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleWhat makes starlings gather?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAudubon
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date06/04/2015
    DescriptionFor starlings, there’s benefit in the bustle of a murmuration.
    Producer/AuthorEmma Bryce
    URLwww.audubon.org/news/what-makes-starlings-gather
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleHow 'waves' rippling through bird flocks help them escape predators
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSmithsonian
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date30/03/2015
    DescriptionStarlings are known for their coordinated movements and a common study animal for researchers seeking to explain such behavior
    Producer/AuthorMarissa Fessenden
    URLwww.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-waves-rippling-through-bird-flocks-help-them-escape-predators-180954792/?no-ist
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleDerfor opstår de mørke bølger gennem ’sort sol’
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletViden DK
    Media typeWeb
    CountryDenmark
    Date30/03/2015
    DescriptionEt hollandsk studie har afkodet, hvordan de mørke linjer opstår gennem stæreflokke.
    Producer/AuthorMartin Kunzendorf
    URLwww.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/naturvidenskab/derfor-opstaar-de-moerke-boelger-gennem-sort-sol
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleFlocks of starlings ride the wave to escape
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/03/2015
    DescriptionWhy does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to one side to avoid being attacked. For a split second, these zigs change the view that observers on the ground have of the birds' wings to cause a so-called agitation wave. This evasive strategy is copied as quick as a flash from one neighboring bird to the next. The escape behavior underlying this was discovered in a study led by Charlotte Hemelrijk of the Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies in the Netherlands and portrayed in a series of video clips. The findings are published in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
    URLesciencenews.com/sources/physorg/2015/03/26/flocks.starlings.ride.wave.escape
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleFlocks of starlings ride the wave to escape
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAlphaGalileo
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/03/2015
    DescriptionWhy does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to one side to avoid being attacked. For a split second, these zigs change the view that observers on the ground have of the birds' wings to cause a so-called agitation wave. This evasive strategy is copied as quick as a flash from one neighboring bird to the next. The escape behavior underlying this was discovered in a study led by Charlotte Hemelrijk of the Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies in the Netherlands and portrayed in a series of video clips. The findings are published in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
    Producer/AuthorSpringer Science+Business Media
    URLwww.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=151172&CultureCode=en
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleFlocks of starlings ride the wave to escape
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhysorg
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/03/2015
    DescriptionWhy does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to one side to avoid being attacked. For a split second, these zigs change the view that observers on the ground have of the birds' wings to cause a so-called agitation wave. This evasive strategy is copied as quick as a flash from one neighboring bird to the next. The escape behavior underlying this was discovered in a study led by Charlotte Hemelrijk of the Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies in the Netherlands and portrayed in a series of video clips. The findings are published in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
    URLphys.org/news/2015-03-flocks-starlings.html
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleFlocks of starlings ride the wave to escape: Researchers study agitation waves that form when flocks of birds dodge predators
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletIndonesia Water Institute
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndonesia
    Date26/03/2015
    URLwww.indonesiawaterinstitute.org/index.php/news/lingkungan/142314-flocks-of-starlings-ride-the-wave-to-escape-researchers-study-agitation-waves-that-form-when-flocks-of-birds-dodge-predators
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleFlocks of starlings ride the wave to escape: Researchers study agitation waves that form when flocks of birds dodge predators
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience Daily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date26/03/2015
    DescriptionWhy does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to one side to avoid being attacked. For a split second, these zigs change the view that observers on the ground have of the birds' wings to cause a so-called agitation wave. This evasive strategy is copied as quick as a flash from one neighboring bird to the next. The escape behavior underlying this was discovered in a study led by Charlotte Hemelrijk of the Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies in the Netherlands and portrayed in a series of video clips. The findings are published in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326110956.htm
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleFlocks of starlings ride the wave to escape: Researchers study agitation waves that form when flocks of birds dodge predators
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMyInforms
    Media typeWeb
    CountryCanada
    Date26/03/2015
    URLmyinforms.com/en/a/11951083-flocks-of-starlings-ride-the-wave-to-escape-researchers-study-agitation-waves-that-form-when-flocks-/
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleIntervieuw on Starling Flocks
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletRadio Mooney Ireland
    Media typeRadio
    CountryIreland
    Date01/01/2015
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk

Keywords

  • starling