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Neonics Can Hurt Sparrows

Fadi

By Fadi Didi

New research on sparrows shows minute amounts of neonicitinoids cause harm.


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Another hit for pesticide companies.

New research on sparrows shows minute amounts of neonicitinoids cause harm.

The birds lose weight and their sense of direction after eating as few as four tiny canola seeds per day that had been treated with the pesticide.

A biologist involved in the research says this is convincing evidence that even a little dose could be enough to have serious impacts.

Researchers say the neonics also disoriented the sparrows, but the effect faded when the exposure stopped.

Other research has found that bees feeding on flowers grown from neonic-treated seeds also lose orientation.

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British researchers claim sheep can recognize faces, including pictures of their shepherds.

Training sessions were done involving 8 sheep.

Researchers used computer pictures, and claim the sheep were able to make correct identifications more than 70 per cent of the time.

That is about as good as humans, apes and monkeys.

Eight Welsh Mountain sheep were used in the trials.

The findings are published in the Royal Society of Open Science.


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