Crows in trouble by plastics
Much attention is being paid to the impacts of plastics on marine life. But plastic debris on land causes similar suffering.
A recent article in PLoS ONE describes research on American crows in an urban and agricultural environment of California, U.S.A.. In over 85% of nests debris had been used as construction material. Breeding success was negatively influences because 5.6% of chick became entangled in synthetic ropes and fibres in the nest.
- Plastic and the Nest Entanglement of Urban and Agricultural Crows
Townsend AK, Barker CM (2014), PLoS ONE 9(1): e88006.
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