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Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London’s iconic sparrow? – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Study finds that 74% of London’s house sparrows carry avian malaria – more than any other bird population in Northern Europe – and links the intensity of individuals’ infections to sparrow decline. London’s house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame. Once ubiquitous …