[Tweeters] Nandina berries and birds

Dan Reiff, PhD notcalm at comcast.net
Tue Aug 13 13:20:16 PDT 2013


Could someone please send out a photo of the scrub and berries?
Thanks,
Dan Reiff

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 13, 2013, at 9:28 AM, "Christine Southwick" <clsouth at uw.edu> wrote:


> Here’s the full report:

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> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/

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> It appears that quantity may have been an important factor. In our area, there are more berries ripe at the same time, so possibly not as dangerous, since Nandina berries would not be the only food . Also, I, and probably many other homeowners, only have one bush, with only a couple of clusters of berries each year.

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> Christine Southwick

> N Seattle/Shoreline

> clsouthwick at q.com

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> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Dennis Paulson

> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 5:08 PM

> To: TWEETERS tweeters

> Subject: [Tweeters] Nandina berries and birds

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> 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.

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> 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

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