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The Birds at My TableWhy We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters$
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Darryl Jones

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501710780

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.001.0001

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Tainted Table?

Tainted Table?

Can Feeding Make Birds Sick?

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(p.171) 6 Tainted Table?
Source:
The Birds at My Table
Author(s):

Darryl Jones

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0006

One of the significant concerns of many people engaged in bird feeding is whether this popular practice could be detrimental to the birds themselves. The possibility that the practice could potentially aid the spread of disease is one of the main issues, although the suitability and nutritional value of the food is also important. This chapter summarises what is currently known about these issues.

Keywords:   Disease, Nutrition, Feeders

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