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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. […]

Dom Post: Immigrant birds are ripping off Kiwi pick-up lines

Peter Griffin posted in on September 15th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about northern hemisphere bird species which have, according to scientists, picked up something of a local accent since arriving in New Zealand. More particularly, some of the introduced birds are actually mimicking the calls of native birds. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Non-native birds were now sounding […]

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