Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 3, 2015

Climate Change Impacting Birds More Than Thought

Environmental News Network wrote about a new  study showing more ways that climate change may impact bird habitat. They report

They suggest that contrary to expectations the birds’ heat tolerance — or lack thereof — is not necessarily the main factor chasing species out of their preferred habitat. Other factors like changing fire and rainfall patterns, and new bird behaviour patterns could also be responsible for the decline, according to the study which includes some well-known species such as the Malachite Sunbird and the Familiar Chat.

Lead researcher Susie Cunningham says a better understanding of how climate change affects bird species could help develop conservation strategies to increase chances of survival:

Read full article at Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Climate change is impacting birds more than previously thought


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