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
SINGAPORE: 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.