Birds eat harmful caterpillars

This 4 May 2015 video from the Netherlands is about blue tits and great tits, feeding on caterpillars which are harmful to humans.

Oak processionary caterpillars’ hairs inflict burns on people. Oak processionary caterpillars and hot weather: here.

Translated from Hellingman Biocontrole Onderzoek and Advies De Natuurkalender in the Netherlands:

Monday, May 4th, 2015

For the first time it has been captured on film that blue tits and great tits may play an important role in combating oak processionary caterpillars. It is now known that a large number of birds feed on oak processionary caterpillars. Stimulating birds could well play an important role in the control of the oak processionary caterpillar.


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