Birds shrink as temperature rises

2019-03-08 02:09:15

THE list of species that are shrinking due to climate change keeps on growing. Birds now join sheep and trees in wasting away as the temperature rises. To discover whether there had been any change in bird size over the past century, Janet Gardner of the Australian National University in Canberra and colleagues measured the wingspan of 517 birds held in museum collections. The birds, belonging to eight species native to Australia,