House Crow

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Subject: House Crow
From: "Frank Hemmings" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 09:49:07 +1100
Ok, one bird isn't a plague, but this species can almost be a plague in some parts of the world where it is introduced. When I stayed in Stone Town on Zanzibar last year, it seemed that almost the only other non-human land species was this bird. You have to see the numbers of these birds to believe it.

And even further afield on the island it has spread into the last forests and other natural habitats and has driven other birds to local exitnction, notably the native Pied Crow. This bird is bad news and is one species we seriously don't want here.


(Mr.) Frank Hemmings
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