How migratory birds help spread plant species


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How migratory birds help spread plant species. How migratory birds help spread plant species.

Did you know that pollens travel as far off as across continents? And how do they travel? On the wings of migratory birds.

A study offers critical insight into the ecology and evolution of plants that are represented across continents.

The study, done by the University of Connecticut (UConn) researchers, found 23 regenerative plant diaspores (plant seeds) trapped in the feathers of migratory birds leaving the Arctic harbour for South America.

The researchers studied American golden plovers, semi palmated sandpipers and red phalaropes all birds that breed in coastal tundra.

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