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Webmaster Posted 11-Nov-2015 17:23


From Science Daily and Guardian on 11-Nov-2015 17:23

People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers say it might also be helping spread disease. They recently launched a study to find out how being fed by humans is changing the health, ecology and behavior of white ibises in south Florida, where construction and land development is drying up their wetland habitats.

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