The eThekwini Municipality Wants To Remove A Bird From The City For A Reason

The eThekwini Municipality Wants To Remove A Bird From The City For A Reason. The municipality is planning on getting rid of the animal.

The eThekwini municipality in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday asked community members to assist in the observation of an invasive bird species Corvus splendens, commonly known as the house crow or the Indian house crow. The municipality is planning on getting rid of the animal. In an email statement, the municipality says the bird needs to be rid of in order to avert it from being in other places.

“The presence of house crows in the city has huge negative impacts on biodiversity, economy and human health and residents are encouraged to report any sightings,” says the eThekwini municipality statement. The statement continues to say that the bird eats bird chicks, eggs. It also tends to destroy crops in agricultural fields. The bird eats anything that is edible. The house crow is classified as invasive under Category 1a of the National Environmental Management, Biodiversity Act 2004.

The municipality says the selling of the animal in the city of eThekwini is forbidden. The birds have mostly been viewed in the central area of Durban, places in the South such as Isipingo. The birds have also been spotted at the south and north beach in Durban. However, there has been no update of the bird in the west of Durban.

by Alexandra Ramaite