Melbourne sparrows

To: "'Dave Torr'" <>, "'David Clark'" <>
Subject: Melbourne sparrows
From: "Tony Palliser" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2019 12:43:24 +1100

A friend of mine from the UK told me that a study in the UK revealed that there may be a link with the use of unleaded petrel and the reduction in sparrow populations.   As it has been noted that the introduction of unleaded petrel has coincided with the decline and furthermore it was also noted that roadside sparrows are the first to go.


Not sure how much truth there is to this but certainly high traffic areas appear to be hit hard.





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