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Salmonella outbreak killing songbirds in NorCal, Bay Area

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KCRA (Sacramento) –

Songbirds across the state are being killed from a salmonella-related outbreak, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which said it is inundated with calls reporting sick or dead birds near their feeders. The outbreak, which began December 2020, is mainly affecting American goldfinches and pine siskins from California’s central coast, the Bay Area, and several regions throughout the Sierra, the department said in a release.