South African Birds Enjoy Living In Luxury- Research Finds


by Denison Adzotor 0

A study by scientists in South Africa has revealed that birds in South Africa enjoy living in luxurious environment in their numbers.

The research which was conducted by scientist of the University of Cape Town (UCT), the University of Turin Italy, and Witwatersrand (Wits) indicated that birds in South Africa are naturally attracted to urban areas.

It was observed that there is a greater diversity of bird species in urban areas where there is good enough space for them to create their nests without any form of external disturbances. 

The research covered 22 urban areas in South Africa and the team analyzed four years of data from the Southern African Bird Atlas Project across a range of urban environments. One of the key factors that was taken into consideration was the average income of the residents which varied from $1 000 (around R14 700) to $30 000 (around R440 700), according to the South African census.

According to a press statement which was put out by the University of Cape Town, the project was the first of its kind in an African country where the “Luxury effect” of birds was studied.  

The work according to the statement will help in the development and planning of communities which will ensure there is much biodiversity.


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