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The sky in Western Australia is raining dead birds in what is becoming a regular, and mysterious, event for the region.
More than 200 ibises, ravens, ducks, gulls and a pelican were found dead or convulsing near Perth, raising fears of a mass poisoning.
The discovery comes less than a year after the mystery deaths of 200 gulls only a few miles away, and two years after thousands of birds fell from the skies over the coastal town of Esperance after being poisoned by lead carbonate.
The latest poisoning has been caused by the the pesticide Fenthion, which is used both for domestic and
Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation is investigating whether 160 birds found dead at a tip in Perth's southern suburbs were intentionally harmed.
Tests on birds found at the Henderson landfill site in the City of Cockburn over the last two days show there is a high level of a pesticide called fenthion in their stomachs.