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Changes spare top birds of Britain and allows trapping and releasing protected species found on farmland Landowners wanting to be allowed to shoot robins, pied wagtails, starlings and other favourite birds seen eating their crops have been rebuffed by the government. But shooters will be able to le...
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Posted by on in Animals
The stomach of fledgling mutton birds, or Short-tailed Shearwaters, on Victoria’s Phillip Island have been found to contain an average of  more than seven particles of plastic per bird – weighing some 113 mg. This, says La Trobe University’s Dr Mark Carey, may affect the life cycle of this spe...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Hundreds of tundra swans suddenly rose off of a marsh, the strokes of their powerful wings making a whistling sound as they flew. They landed a short distance away at another marsh, where other tundra swans were gliding over the water like a flotilla of toy sailboats. Mike Schlepp doesn't know wha...
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Posted by on in Animals
  A huge proportion of Canada’s bird species are in serious decline, threatened by disappearing habitat and climate change, the first comprehensive report on the health of the country’s avian populations has found. Overall, there’s been a 12 per cent drop in bird populations since 1970, says ...
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