House Crow

To: "Lorne Johnson" <>, "Tony Russell" <>, "Peter Kyne" <>, "Mike Carter" <>, "C Port" <>, <>
Subject: House Crow
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:13:23 +1100

"In India the House Crow raids crops such as wheat and maize and can
cause severe damage to fruit in orchards. The bird competes with local
bird species in India and Africa by attacking the adults and destroying
their nests and eating their eggs. Like other birds introduced from
overseas the crow is also a potential carrier of infectious diseases
which could decimate domestic and native bird populations.

Similar crop damage may occur in Western Australia if the House Crow
becomes established here. Native and domestic bird populations may also
be adversely affected by the crow's competition and diseases."

I think at least some of the field guides warn that you should report
this species if seen.

Peter Shute

 wrote on Monday, 17 March 2008 9:21

> Seriously, why is one house crow such a threat to Australia?
> We're not talking a major new virus or new type of plague!

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