Do birds go somewhere to die?

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Do birds go somewhere to die?
« on: 09/08/2016 10:50:45 »
Michelle Perrins asked the Naked Scientists:







   Hello







I would like to know where birds go to die? The only dead birds I have seen are from road kill, a cat/dog's kill or a baby bird that fell out of the nest.







What do you think?
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Hear the answer to this question on our show
« Reply #1 on: 09/08/2016 16:38:13 »
We discussed this question on our  show
We put this to Eleanor Drinkwater, from the University of Cambridge...
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Re: Do birds go somewhere to die?
« Reply #2 on: 27/08/2016 01:52:11 »
Quote from: Michelle Perrins
Do birds go somewhere to die?

Yes. The ground.

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Re: Do birds go somewhere to die?
« Reply #3 on: 27/08/2016 01:57:25 »
Quote from: Michelle Perrins
The only dead birds I have seen are from road kill, a cat/dog's kill or a baby bird that fell out of the nest.

The only reason even you saw them in the first place was because you got there before the scavengers did.