Hemerophile

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A sparrowhawk has hunted down a pigeon; this picture was taken in the city of Bochum, Germany
Birds like the Common Kestrel often breed in man-made structures.

Hemerophile is a term used for animals and plants that profit from the changes humans have made to their environment. For this reason, they can often be found in the cultural landscape of humans; they are said to follow humans. Some species that live closely together with humans, and that have followed them to their immediate surroundings are called synanthropes.