Monday, 23 September 2013

Starling Flight Defies Evolution

A Eurasian Starling. Image courtesy of Christophe Eyquem, Wikipedia. (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license).

Joel Kontinen

Starlings can fly in flocks of up to 300,000 birds. They can fly very close to each other, almost touching each other’s wings, but they do not crash with their neighbour in mid air.

Starling formations are called murmurations, perhaps due to the sound that they make. Murmurations keep predators away, for instance.

The spectacular flight of these very intelligent birds defies evolution. This video clip from Illustra Media’s DVD FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds shows that Darwinism does not explain the behaviour of starlings.