Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York

The world’s insectivorous birds consume annually 400 to 500 million tons of prey, and thereby use as much energy as the megacity New York. This is demonstrated by zoologists in the journal “The Science of Nature.” Especially in forested areas, insectivorous birds play a significant role in the suppression of pest insects. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)