Hundreds of birds die every year, ‘a mystery’ in lake Ozogoche, Ecuador

In Ecuador, the Ozogoche Lake became Lake of death. Each year, between the months of September and October, hundreds of migratory birds, the knots of the fields, come throw and die, reported West-France. This Lake culminates more than 3 700 meters above sea level, South of Quito, in the Ecuadorian Cordillera of the Andes. And for years, the deadly phenomenon surprised and asked many scientists.

In September and October, there are many birds who decide to leave the Arctic Circle, the coast of Canada and Alaska, in order to migrate to warmer areas in the South and including the argentine pampas, in Latin America. Along the way the knots fly Ozogoche Lake area and decide to throw without apparent reason. For the inhabitants of the surrounding area, the place is sacred and the behavior of the knot is interpreted as a sign: the rainy season is about to begin.

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