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Why have white storks stopped migrating?


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A new project to find out why storks are changing their migratory patterns has been launched. In folklore, storks’ strong white wings would carry babies to parents around the world. But since the mid 1980s increasing numbers of storks have stopped their annual migration from Northern Europe to Africa for the winter. Instead, many are living in Spain and Portugal the whole year round – feeding on ‘junk food’ from rubbish dumps.I5RDUx19FTE


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Storks Stop Migrating in Order to Live on Junk Food

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The birds have been breeding in new parts of northern Portugal, possibly because the climate there has become more suitable. The birds' locations can be tracked daily via the British Trust for Ornithology. Another factor that is beyond the storks ...


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