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Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia

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Rabu, 21 Okt 2020 20:00 WIB

Gretna - Memasuki musim dingin, ribuan burung jalak melakukan migrasi besar-besaran. Fenomena tahunan ini menjadi sangat ditunggu oleh warga untuk menyaksikan langsung.

GRETNA, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on October 20, 2020 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Ribuan burung jalak berkerumun di langit di Gretna, Skotlandia, Selasa (20/10/2020) waktu setempat.  

GRETNA, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on October 20, 2020 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Migrasi ribuan burung jalak ini merupakan fenomena tahunan yang selalu dinanti oleh warga setempat.  

GRETNA, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on October 20, 2020 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Ribuan burung jalak itu berkumpul sebelum matahari terbenam.  

GRETNA, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on October 20, 2020 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Para burung jalak juga melakukan gerakan berputar-putar dan membentuk beragam bentuk unik di langit.  

GRETNA, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on October 20, 2020 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Migrasi burung jalak ini menandakan akan datangnya musim dingin.  

GRETNA, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on October 20, 2020 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Migrasi besar-besaran ini dilakukan untuk mencari makan dan berkembang biak.  

GRETNA, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on October 20, 2020 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Selain itu, migrasi besar-besaran itu merupakan cara para burung jalak untuk melindungi diri dari serangan predator lain dan juga tetap membuat diri mereka hangat saat bermigrasi bersama-sama.  

Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia
Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia
Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia
Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia
Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia
Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia
Potret Migrasi Burung Jalak Hiasi Langit Skotlandia