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From Science Daily and Guardian on 21-Jun-2018 10:13

New research into Britain's fastest declining bird species has found that young turtle doves raised on a diet of seeds foraged from non-cultivated arable plants rather than food provided in people's gardens are more likely to survive after fledging. Ecologists investigated the dietary habits of European turtle doves using DNA analysis of faecal samples and found significant associations between the body condition and the source of the bird's diet.


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The article focusses on this bird

Bird:
Turtle Dove
(Adult)
Std Name:
European Turtle Dove
Order:
Columbiformes
Family:
Columbidae
Species:
Streptopelia turtur
Turtle Dove
 
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