from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The killing or slaughter of birds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A substance used to kill
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The avicide, called Starlicide causes "irreversible kidney and heart damage" says APHIS.
This might have been the most dramatic example of avicide.
The USDA's Wildlife Services Program used an avicide poison to cull a group of 5,000 birds that were defecating on a farmer's cattle feed.
The USDA's Wildlife Services Program, which contracts with farmers for bird control, said it used an avicide poison called DRC-1339 to cull a roost of 5,000 birds that were defecating on a farmer's cattle feed across the state line in Nebraska.
The fact that ornithological experts had initially disagreed on the cause - some blamed violent weather, others suspected deliberate killing by poison in an act of avicide - only fuelled the conviction that something was amiss.
The most commonly used avicide, Avitrol, looks exactly like whole kernel corn and it will often attract and kill other species of birds as well as pigeons.