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Light at night, melatonin and bird behavior


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Low light levels, similar to those found in urban areas at night, can have a significant effect on melatonin production in birds at night. This suggests that melatonin could be mediating changes in bird behaviour at night. Researchers suggest that altered melatonin production may cause birds to interpret increased light during the night as shorter nights.00ycNG-z-Oo

 

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