Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York

Insectivorous birds, represented by more than 6,000 species, are found across the world in all major land ecosystems. The fact that they are extremely useful as natural enemies of herbivorous insects had been known for some time. Zoologists at the University of Basel, the University of Utah (Salt Lake City), the University of Illinois (Chicago), and Koç University (Istanbul) have now used calculations to highlight their global ecological importance.

Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York

Insectivorous birds, represented by more than 6,000 species, are found across the world in all major land ecosystems. The fact that they are extremely useful as natural enemies of herbivorous ...

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York, Mon 9 Jul 18 from Eurekalert

Yum! Birds eat up to 550 million tons of insects each year

Just in case you were curious: Scientists have determined that the world's birds eat 450 to 550 million tons of insects each year. That's as many as 20 quadrillion individual ...

Mon 9 Jul 18 from USA today

Global Bug Suppressors Face Endangered Status

NewsResearchers revealed that birds consume 400 to 500 million metric tons of bugs such as beetles, flies, ants, moths, aphids, grasshoppers, crickets and other insects annually on a global ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Birds eat 400 to 500 million tons of insects annually

Birds around the world eat 400 to 500 million metric tons of beetles, flies, ants, moths, aphids, grasshoppers, crickets and other anthropods per year. The research highlights the important ...

Mon 9 Jul 18 from ScienceDaily

Birds eat 400 to 500 million tonnes of insects annually

Birds around the world eat 400 to 500 million metric tonnes of beetles, flies, ants, moths, aphids, grasshoppers, crickets and other anthropods per year. These numbers have been calculated in ...

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Eurekalert

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