[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.

Dennis Paulson
1724 NE 98 St.
Seattle, WA 98115
dennispaulson at comcast.net

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