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Songbird migration

Italy -  This poachers tray of frozen songbirds, most only inches long, was confiscated by forest rangers. Illegally hunted birds are secretly served as a delicacy in restaurants and homes. © David Guttenfelder/National Geographic

Last song for migrating birds

Across the Mediterranean, millions of migrating songbirds are killed for food, profit, and cruel amusement.

In the July issue of National Geographic Magazine, photographer David Guttenfelder brings this disturbing practice into light.

To read an interview with Guttenfelder and watch the video about this project, click here.