[Tweeters] Nandina berries and birds

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Mon Aug 12 17:07:50 PDT 2013


I'm passing this on from someone in Arkansas, who claims that Nandina domestica (also known as heavenly bamboo) berries are poisonous to birds, as they produce hydrogen cyanide. A large number of Cedar Waxwings found dead had Nandina berries in their stomachs.

I don't know if there is anything else about this in the literature, but those of us with Nandina in our yards might look into it.

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Dennis Paulson
1724 NE 98 St.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-528-1382
dennispaulson at comcast.net



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