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Condor Editor Pick - Traffic Noise Reduces Birds’ Response to Alarm Calls

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Pollution can take many forms—including noise. Excess noise in the environment from sources such as traffic can have negative effects on animals that rely on sound to communicate and get information about their surroundings. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications shows that traffic noise makes birds less responsive to alarm calls that would otherwise alert them to dangers such as predators. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2016/12/28/traffic-noise-reduces-birds-response-to-alarm-calls/.

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