Feeding wild birds ruffles species balance › News in Science (ABC Science)

Backyard feeding of wild birds can decrease native species while boosting introduced species, new research suggests.

The findings, from the longest-running study of its kind, are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“In New Zealand, over two out of five houses feed birds daily, so the scale of feeding is huge,” says Josie Galbraith, a PhD student in biological sciences, at the University of Auckland.

“In a previous study we estimated that over five million loaves of bread are being fed to birds every year.”

via Feeding wild birds ruffles species balance › News in Science (ABC Science).

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One comment on “Feeding wild birds ruffles species balance › News in Science (ABC Science)

  1. We are not allowed to feed water birds around lake areas here on the Sunshine Coast.

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