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Bird-feeding threatens native grey warbler

Peter Griffin posted in on May 6th, 2015.

Garden bird-feeding directly influences the number of native and introduced bird species in a local area, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Through monthly observations of 23 test sites over an 18 month period, the study, published in PNAS on Tuesday, found supplementary feeding of grains and bread changed the local bird population structure. […]

Bird feeding in New Zealand

John Kerr posted in on October 23rd, 2014.

A study of the bird-feeding habits of New Zealanders in six cities estimates that 5.1 million loaves of bread are fed to wild birds annually, raising concerns over unintended impacts on native wildlife and disease spread. The findings come from a University of Auckland study just published in the journal Biological Conservation. According to the study, the […]

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