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West Nile Virus Threatens Backyard Birds

May 16, 2007

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Many species of birds, including backyard favorites like tufted titmice and chicadees, are suffering serious declines from West Nile virus. The virus may eventually make some of the most common backyard birds in the United States relatively uncommon, say scientists. Several species have already declined by almost 50 percent across entire regions. Full Story

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