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September 18, 2020 - NZ Herald

Sudden death of thousands of migratory birds linked to wildfires and extreme weather

Sudden death of thousands of migratory birds linked to wildfires and extreme weather
Dead Bird File Image: (c) Photabulous!

'Millions' of migratory birds have been dropping dead across the southwestern United States, in a mass event that scientists say is unprecedented.

A sudden fall in temperature added to an earlier heatwave in some western states and a large amount of smoke from wildfires is thought to have led to a mass "die-off", leading to people in New Mexico finding scores of birds dead on the ground.

Residents of Utah and Colorado reported similar discoveries.

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