Birds in a Treeless City
April 11, 2012 2:58 PM Subscribe
Looking for information about birds in Asia that were discovered making nests out of pieces of hardare, because there were no trees left.
posted by space cat to Science & Nature (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
About a year ago a read an article (I think online, but possibly in print) about some birds in a really polluted, treeless Asian city (I think in China's Shaanxi provence) who had been discovered creating nests out of bits of hardware, like nails and pieces of metal. It really stuck with me and haunted me. Now I'd like to learn more about it and revisit the article, but I can't find it online anywhere. Does anyone remember this event, or have any information? (Google searches yield little, due to the Bird's Nest olympic stadium gumming up the search terms).