Peter Shute <>
Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:48:05 +1100
An interesting side note...The entry for house crow in Pizzey and Knight notes
be reported and destroyed wherever identifed"..
Quoting Peter Shute <>:
> >From http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/pw/vp/bird/housecrow.htm:
> "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
> bird species in India and Africa by attacking the adults and
> 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
> be adversely affected by the crow's competition and diseases."
> I think at least some of the field guides warn that you should
> this species if seen.
> Peter Shute
> wrote on Monday, 17 March 2008
> > 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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