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Originally posted by no name needed
reply to post by plumranch
As for the birds in Africa, how can you assume that they eat crops exclusively if you do not even know what species they were? A better answer would be that they feed on the insects that feed on the crops. As I stated in a post above, crop fields are the primary locations that these bird clusters take place.
[edit on 11-7-2008 by no name needed]
Most weavers don’t clash with humans, but a flock of Red-billed quelea, sometimes called locust birds, is a flock of pest birds that African farmers fear.
LAGOS - Flocks of grain-eating quelea birds have destroyed crops in Nigeria's arid far north, raising fears of further food shortages in a region just south of drought-ravaged Niger, officials said on Friday.