City birds are tougher than their rural relatives


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Researchers have been looking at the behaviour of great tits to assess how they are adapting to life in urban areas. Scientists at the Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) believe that birds do adjust their behaviour depending on their habitat and the amount of human interference they are exposed to.

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Threat of extinction for one in eight birds


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A new study has revealed that a shocking one out of eight birds in the world is now under threat of extinction in what is understood as a fully fledged biodiversity crisis. Bird species that were once considered common such as the puffin and the snowy owl are now under threat thanks to factors such […]

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Early springs in UK leaving birds hungry


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According to new research, the warmer springs which are arriving earlier than before in the UK is causing birds to go hungry. As caterpillar numbers spike too early due to the slightly higher heat that comes weeks before it usually should means that by the time many bird eggs have hatched, there is no longer […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018