Posted by: Dan | July 28, 2010

Coverage on EarthSky

More discussion of Ambelopoulia, this time by Deborah Byrd at EarthSky, publicizing a clear voice for science. A snippet:

The birds are trapped by fine nets, or by what are called “lime sticks” – perches fixed in forests and fields, smeared with a glue-like substance. The birds land on them to rest, and are stuck by their feet. Some hang upside down for hours, or longer. Yet the practice continues. Poachers gather the birds, which are then pickled or grilled and sold in restaurants. Any literally bite-sized bird will do.


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