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flocking Among birds, the formation of a group with a social organization. In some species flocking is accompanied by communal nesting and roosting, in others it occurs only outside the breeding season. About half of all known species of birds exhibit flocking behaviour at some stage in their life cycles.

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flocking

flocking Among birds, the formation of a group with a social organization. In some species flocking is accompanied by communal nesting and roosting, in others it occurs only outside the breeding season. About half of all known species of birds exhibit flocking behaviour at some stage in their life cycles.

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"flocking." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved November 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/flocking-0