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Birds Feather Nests with Deadly Twine, Fishing Lines

The osprey, a common bird of prey found around the world, builds big nests near rivers, lakes and bays. Some of these large raptors line their nests with discarded baling twine or fishing line, but this habit can kill them. U.S. biologists, including University of Montana professor Erick Greene, are working with ranchers and at boat ramps to keep the attractive nuisance out of the ospreys' clutches. Greene has surveyed osprey nests in his home state and across the northwest. In all...

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