Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Not So Great Expectations

It appears that a virus, Avian pox is decimating many small bird populations, including that of the Great tit (Parus major) in the UK ( ). It is, apparently, difficult to see precise effects of the virus but it impairs both flight and vision. Concentrating the birds at feeding centres could facilitate transmission of the infective agent.

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