As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Fears grow that invasive bird species may cause havoc here

TODAY reports: Destructive Quelea birds have landed in Singapore and nature lovers are calling for action to be taken to protect local biodiversity. 
By Neo Chai Chin, TODAY
POSTED: 15 May 2015 08:59

Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) (6040990915).jpgSINGAPORE: Recent sightings of a destructive non-native bird species have alarmed some bird enthusiasts here, who have urged a relook of import policies for invasive species.

They fear that the Red-billed Quelea - sometimes referred to as “feathered locusts” as it damages crops and lives in huge flocks - will wreak environmental havoc by affecting native bird species here, if their numbers grow.

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