Azara Blog: Surprise, birds don't like dogs

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Date published: 2007/09/05

The BBC says:

Taking your dog for a walk could be having an impact on local birdlife, a study suggests.

An Australian team found dog-walking was prompting birds to take flight, causing numbers to plummet by 41%.

The researchers, writing in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, said the birds were fleeing because they viewed the dogs as potential predators.

Charity Birdlife International said the longer-term effects of the dogs' presence now needed to be looked at.

More pathetic "research". Birds don't particularly like humans trotting around either, or anything that could be construed as a predator. Who would have thought it, eh. This just seems to be more of the anti-mammal hatred that the bird community constantly foments.

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