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From Science Daily and New York Times on 21-Jun-2016 09:55

Until now, it was believed that birds removed droppings from their nests to avoid the appearance of parasites. A recent investigation contradicts this hypothesis, concluding that droppings activate the immune system of blackbird chicks and only attract insects.


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