Birds

Birds

Farmland birds are an important measure of UK biodiversity and one of the Government’s sustainable development indicators.

Birds such as yellowhammer, corn bunting, grey partridge and the skylark depend on arable farmland for food and habitat. Changes in farmland management can affect populations and the use of pesticides can have indirect effects such as removing food sources. These effects can be reduced by using pesticides responsibly and creating and maintaining suitable habitats.

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