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Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Birds in Tilled Fields Versus No-Till

Caption: American robins (top) and vesper sparrows (bottom) were found nesting in greater abundance in no-till than in tilled soybean fields. A rare grassland species, the upland sandpiper (center) was found nesting in a no-till field.

Credit: Photo of nests: Kelly VanBeek; Photo of robin: US Fish & Wildlife Service; Photos of sandpiper and sparrow: Mary Kay Rubey.

Usage Restrictions: Image may be used only to accompany stories about the research described in this release. Credits are required: Photo of nests: Kelly VanBeek; Photo of robin: US Fish & Wildlife Service; Photos of sandpiper and sparrow: Mary Kay Rubey.

Related news release: No-till soybean fields give (even some rare) birds a foothold in Illinois


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