UNC biologist publishes database of bird diets across species

By Sara Raja

An American robin lands on the fountain of the Old Well at UNC. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Twelve years ago, UNC biologist Allen Hurlbert noticed the literature on bird diets was very scattered. He wanted to create a database where scientists can easily find and compare data on different bird diets and see how they’ve changed over time. It was finally published last month.

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