Headphones, saw blades, coat hangers: how human trash in Australian bird nests changed over 195 years

July 15th, 2021

The Conversation, Other, 14/07/2021, Kathy Ann Townsend and Dominique Potvin
Environmental scientists see flora, fauna and phenomena the rest of us rarely do. In this series, we’ve invited them to share their unique photos from the field When we opened a box supplied by museum curators, our research team audibly gasped. Inside was a huge Australian magpie nest from 2018. […] Sourced from Museums Victoria and CSIRO’s Crace Site in Canberra, we inspected a total of 892 nests from 224 different bird species.

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