Bug diet of birds has dramatically declined in quality, researchers find

Birds dead for more than a century help researchers study how birds' diet has changed

“You are what you eat” is the guiding principle behind a new study comparing the diet of birds today with that of birds dead for more than a century. The results show large changes in the diets of aerial insectivores, or birds such as swallows, swifts, martins and whip-poor-wills that consume insects while in mid-flight. Read more.

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