Nine insect-eating bird species in Amazon in sharp decline, scientists find

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Paper suggests climate crisis reducing insects in lowlands and central jungle, as fruit-eaters not affected

Bird species are in decline even in the remote parts of the Amazon, far from human interference, a study shows.

Scientists have found a sharp decline in nine insect-eating bird species in the lowlands of the central jungle in the space of a few decades. No equivalent decline was found among fruit-eating birds. This, they said, indicated that the climate crisis and its effect on insect populations may be to blame.

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