Turtle doves showed the most rapid decline
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Farmland birds show rapid decline in the UK

Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.

Numbers of birds such as grey partridge, turtle dove and the starling are down more than 85% since 1970s.

But there has been an increase in some other bird species, including seabirds.

Claire Marshall reports.

  • 23 Oct 2014
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