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Italian bird die-off blamed on indigestion

The death of over 1,000 turtle doves last week in Italy was the result of indigestion, according to Italian officials.

The birds were scattered across the small Italian city of Faenza and were found with blue stains on their beaks, which is often a sign of oxygen deprivation.

However, according to Nadia Caselli of the Italian bird association, the birds likely suffered massive liver and kidney damage from consuming sunflower seeds from a nearby factory

Last week over 5,000 birds were found dead in a small down in Arkansas.  However, wildlife experts chalked up the deaths to natural circumstances.