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European farmlands are losing their insect-eating birds

Frankfurt am Main, 03/27/2019. The number of birds that primarily feed on insects has decreased significantly during the past 25 years in the European Union. This is mainly due to the decline of these so-called insectivores in agricultural landscapes, researchers from the German Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) report currently in the scientific journal “Conservation Biology.” It is the first Europe-wide study that examines how population trends of birds are related to their diet. Insectivores make up roughly half of all European bird species.

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