Sunday, 15 September 2019

Decline of migrating birds could be partly due to pesticides

Decline of migrating birds could be partly due to pesticides

It’s not just bees that are being harmed by the pesticides called neonicotinoids, it’s birds too. A study in Canada has shown that migrating white-crowned sparrows lose weight just hours after eating seeds treated with the neocotinoid imidacloprid, delaying their onward migration by several days. Although the main manufacturer of the pesticide disputes the findings.

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