Birds adapting to climate change

Birds adapting to climate change

Ural owl nestlings in Finland. Credit:Aleksi Lehikoinen

Changing weather patterns are playing havoc with nature’s ecosystems. We’re seeing such things as plants flowering in winter, prompting butterflies to emerge earlier and birds to lay eggs sooner so their chicks can fatten up on the new bounty.

But why are some bird species advancing the timing of their seasonal patterns while others are delaying, and some don’t seem to be reacting at all?


Published by Cosmos.

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