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Appeal to Help Save Garden Birds

Jan 28, 2013   (Garden) Birds struck by killer starving disease by Stephen Maguire, Irish Independent, Saturday 26th January 2013. Thousands of Ireland's favourite garden birds have been struck down with a killer disease which starves them to death. Trichomaniasis causes growths in bird's mouths and stops them from eating and drinking. Thousands of birds, including greenfinches, chaffinches, house sparrows and doves, have been wiped out. There is no cure available for wild birds that have been infected . The worst-affected areas so far are Dublin, Kildare,...

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