κλαγγηδὸν προκαθιζόντων: settling (forward) with loud cries, referring to “ὀρνίθων” v. 459. The flocks with incessant noise fly on again and again to settle in another spot, and the last birds to reach the ground take their places in front of the rest.σμαραγεῖ δέ: for the parataxis, see on v. 210. 464 = v. 91.
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