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Source: Hina Alam The Canadian Press, globalnews.ca, May 10, 2021

The prickly wild rose bushes are described as the birds’ ideal nesting conditions.

A little yellow bird’s rescue from the brink of extinction in British Columbia hinges on an oft-overlooked wild flower in the province’s Okanagan region, according to one Canadian government researcher.

The importance of local wild roses emerged over a nearly 20-year experiment concentrating on the yellow-breasted chat, a tiny bird whose characteristics and precarious status have preoccupied scientists for decades.

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