Human activities have affected birds during the pandemic

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 Human activities affected birds during the pandemic

The behavior of birds has changed due to human activities during the quarantine, eaten out due to the coronavirus pandemic. This conclusion was reached by scientists from the University of Washington, who published the results of the study in the journal Scientific Reports. The reduced noise from humans during the lockdown may have given birds the opportunity to use a wider range of habitats in major cities, experts say. “Our results show that some birds could use more space in cities because our human footprint was slightly smaller,” — noted Olivia Sanderfoot, a doctoral student from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. In the Pacific Northwest, scientists say black-capped tits, great blue herons and downy woodpeckers were among the bird species with the strongest behavioral changes.

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