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Starlings not welcome in Rome


Officials in the city of Rome are taking drastic action to rid the city of its starlings.

The droppings of hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, and a recent incident involving a flock striking a plane near the city's airport have made them increasingly unpopular.

Vanessa Heaney reports.


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