Corriere della Sera reports that on Friday, 7 January, several hundred birds died in one of the northern regions of Italy. In the city of Faenza, people found about four hundred turtledoves dead. At this time, the cause of death of turtledoves has not yet been established..
According to local scientists, it is possible that the birds were poisoned by chemicals — hundreds of dead turtle doves were found on the roads that pass near the chemical plant. However, the likelihood of an outbreak of some disease is also not excluded. Scientists took several corpses for examination, after the examination of which the exact reasons for the death of birds will be announced.
It is worth noting that the case of bird deaths in the Italian city of Faenza is the third since the beginning of this year. So in early January in the United States in the state of Arkansas, the death of at least three thousand blackbirds was recorded. According to bird watchers, the birds may have been stunned by the sound of New Year’s fireworks. So scientists believe that, frightened, the thrushes were disoriented in space, due to which they died as a result of a collision with buildings..
After the United States of America, a similar incident occurred in one of the western regions of Sweden. Dozens of jackdaws were found dead there. In this case, scientists have suggested that jackdaws, as in the case of America, could be disoriented by fireworks. Be that as it may, the official reason for the mass death of birds has not yet been named, which means that it remains only to wait for the results of research by specialists..