One third of birds have gone from fields

“Skylark, whitethroat (pictured below) and ortolan (pictured above) bunting numbers are down by a third since 2003"

Birds are disappearing from France’s fields at a “vertiginous speed” as scientists say a third of countryside birds have vanished over the past 15 years in what they called “close to an ecological catastrophe”.

France faces ‘silent springs’ ahead with no birdsong and researchers from CNRS nat­ion­al scientific res­earch centre and MNHN mus­eum ...

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