Finches under threat from poaching gangs

Independent (UK): Due to their sweet song and bright plumage, the goldfinch has become the prey of bird baiters At 12cm long and weighing 14 grams, the goldfinch is a prime target for sparrowhawks and other predators in the avian world. But their sweet song and bright plumage has also made the tiny songbird prey to bird baiters who are entering urban woodlands with pots of glue to catch the birds, which they can then sell for up to £100 a time. The practice is becoming prevalent in east London, ......

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