Noise Pollution Changes Avian Communities and Species Interactions

@article{Francis2009NoisePC,
  title={Noise Pollution Changes Avian Communities and Species Interactions},
  author={Clinton D. Francis and Catherine P. Ortega and Alexander Cruz},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={1415-1419}
}

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