During the years 1991–2000,101 bird species were recorded in the city of La Plata, Argentina, 47 of which were breeding ones. The most abundant species were: Zenaida auriculata, Columba livia, Funarius rufus, Pitangus sulphuratus, Zonotrichia capensis and Passer domesticus. Columba maculosa, C. picazuro, Furnarius rufus, Turdus rufiventris and Molothrus bonariensis have increased in number, while Passer domesticus has decreased. Zonotrichia capensis may successfully compete for food with Passer domesticus. Sturnus vulgaris and Acridotheres cristatellus are new species in the breeding avifauna of La Plata city.
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