Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 1, 2018

Birds Eat 400 to 500 Million Tons Of Insects Annually

Science Daily reports

Along with spiders, insectivorous birds play a vital role in consuming insects that would otherwise destroy forests or crops

Birds around the world eat 400 to 500 million metric tons of beetles, flies, ants, moths, aphids, grasshoppers, crickets and other anthropods per year. The research highlights the important role birds play in keeping plant-eating insect populations under control.

Read full story at Birds eat 400 to 500 million tons of insects annually: Along with spiders, insectivorous birds play a vital role in consuming insects that would otherwise destroy forests or crops — ScienceDaily


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