Monday, March 21, 2011

Forget what you learned watching cartoons, Sylvester eats Tweety more than we might think.

Cats Are Birds’ No. 1 Enemy, Study Says - NYTimes.com

Predator and prey. (Image via NYT via American Bird Conservancy)

A new study in The Journal of Ornithology on the mortality of baby gray catbirds in the Washington suburbs found that cats were the No. 1 killer in the area, by a large margin.

Cat owners know this full well of course. Also, the gray catbirds can't be thrilled about their name. Might as well be called the winged fancy feastbird.

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