Five million quelea quelea birds killed in Tanzania
- October 26, 2016
Unfortunately, five million Quelea Quelea birds (red-billed weavers), have been killed in a special operation in Tanzania.
The birds had invaded paddy farms in the north-eastern district of Moshi and proved to be destructive to the harvest at a time when the rice farmers were happy to get a bumper harvest.
The authorities had acted fast to avert loss of yield as the birds had proved destructive.