Insectivorous Birds Annually Consume As Much Energy As New York City

Fledgling blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) eating beetle larva provided by its parent in Shrewsbury, UK.
(Credit: Maurice Baker)
A fledgling house sparrow (Passer domesticus) eating beetle larvae provided by its mother.
(Credit: Maurice Baker.)

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PhD evolutionary ecology/ornithology. Psittacophile. scicomm Forbes, previously Guardian. always Ravenclaw. discarded scientist & writer, now an angry house elf

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