House Sparrow decline

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Subject: House Sparrow decline
From: "Michael Hunter" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:39:00 +1100
        I read a report very recently saying that the decline in House
Sparrows in the UK was because insect populations have crashed, possibly due
to pollution. Although adult sparrows are essentially graniverous, their
chicks are dependant on insects for the first weeks of their development.
The researchers were finding dead hatchlings with empty stomachs.
Michael Hunter
Mulgoa Valley
50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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