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Webmaster Posted 04-May-2016 12:18


From Science Daily on 04-May-2016 12:18

Juveniles of Shiny Cowbird, a parasitic bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds, were spotted in the Andean city of Quito, Ecuador, for the first time. This finding represents an altitudinal expansion of approximately 500 m. The biologists suggest breeding populations might have been prompted by forest fragmentation and/or climate change. Resultingly, they could be threatening native birds.

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