A report on Birdlime

Boy preparing a bird lime twig. Veraguas, Panama 1927.
Boy catching birds with a bird lime twig. Veraguas, Panama 1927.

Adhesive substance used in trapping birds.

- Birdlime
Boy preparing a bird lime twig. Veraguas, Panama 1927.

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Ceodes umbellifera

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Species of plant in the Nyctaginaceae family.

Species of plant in the Nyctaginaceae family.

The most likely causes of death for Gould's petrels, the carcasses of which were gathered between 1968 and 1975
Flowers
Buds and flowers
The leaves and stalk
P. umbellifera 'Variegata'

These are the colloquial namesake of the tree, which is also known as 'birdlime'; due to the fruit's secretion of a sticky substance, small birds may often become ensnared in this substance and are unable to fly away.

Ilex integra

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Ornamental tree of the holly genus, which is native to parts of Asia, including Korea; Taiwan; the mid-southern regions of China; and Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan.

Ornamental tree of the holly genus, which is native to parts of Asia, including Korea; Taiwan; the mid-southern regions of China; and Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan.

Ilex integra

The bark of the Ilex integra is an ingredient in birdlime, and it is also sometimes planted as a sacred tree.

Sticky bombs being manufactured

Sticky bomb

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British hand grenade designed and produced during the Second World War.

British hand grenade designed and produced during the Second World War.

Sticky bombs being manufactured
Sticky bomb diagram. British explosive ordnance

The sphere was covered in stockinette which was coated with a liberal amount of birdlime, an extremely adhesive substance from which the nickname 'sticky bomb' was derived.

Song thrush

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Thrush that breeds across the West Palearctic.

Thrush that breeds across the West Palearctic.

A parent feeding chicks in their nest in a New Zealand garden
A Song Thrush in Germany
In flight
Juvenile in New Zealand
Juvenile in a forest near Dombaih, Russia (Caucasus Mountains)
Three eggs in a nest
Broken shells of grove snails on an 'anvil'
In New Zealand
Song thrush in Slovenia

In Spain, this species is normally caught as it migrates through the country, often using birdlime which, although banned by the European Union, is still tolerated and permitted in the Valencian Community.