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June 27, 2017


Constantino Macías Garcia at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and his colleagues, have spent several years studying the curious cigarette habit in urban house finches

(Thanks to Rob Simbeck, Le Petomane and coscolo)


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A finch once dropped an entire intact tick free cigarette butt on my side view mirror.

"Alternatively, the genotoxic effects take longer to manifest, and the adult birds aren’t aware of any problem.”

Yeah, well, now that you've published this report, they're gonna be aware. They're organized, I tell ya.

In a few years they can add the Urban House Finch to the list of extinct species.

Smoking is bad. A little bird told me, as it wheezed and flew away.

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