Tackling the indian house crow invading mombasa county


The indian crow bird, describe by scientists as an invasive pest, is living up to expectations in the Kenya coastal city mombasa grabbing food of tourists plates and bullying other bird species out of town.

The crow are not indegenous in East africa but there alots of them in mombasa.

When you look at the skies here you will rarely see any other bird a part from the black and grey house crows

As their full name suggestes,the original home is india,but they often migrate sometimes by stowing away on ships.

In East africa through researchers say they were introduced intentionally around 1895 in order to control rubbish.

In 1947 house crow reached kenya and since then it's number have exploded, thanks to the growing human population and the accompanying mounds of garbage, which provides the birds main source of food.

Years of poor rubbish management in mombasa have meant dumping sites panctuate the land scape of residential areas crow are everywhere.

Unfortunately however, the crow do not eat just rubbish or leftovers -they also have a nose for delicacies.

They have become such a nuisance in eating places that some hotels have hired people specifically to Chase crows away from dinner.

"We have a alot of crows around, and our restaurant being an open restaurants, crow are a menance to the customer"say donald shipenzi, who manages restaurant in mombasa.

Scientists says there's a risk of them spreading a range of desease to human.

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