Gallery: Birdsong Apps are Harmful to Birds, UK Experts Warn

 

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A slew of new mobile phone apps allow birdwatchers to identify bird calls, but experts in the UK warn that when used improperly, these apps can have a detrimental impact on the animals. Some birds lured by calls abandon important tasks, including feeding their young, the BBC reports. This has prompted at least one protected area in the UK to post signs warning against improper use.

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