Pest Bird Species (10)

  Summary: The house sparrow is the second most notorious urban pest bird. It lives on urban scraps and is extremely adaptive. Their legs and toes enable them to perch on branches. They are boisterous, intelligent birds that roost in noisy flocks. Habitat: Human settlements; Likes roosting in tree branches,…
  Summary: The House Crow Omnivorous, an abundant bird which originates from Asia. A intelligent and quite aggressive bird. Abundant in crime ridden townships. Forages on the ground, roosts communally in trees. Habitat: Urban / Dense human settlements. Breeding: Nests in fork of tree, on buildings or telephone poles. Clutch:…
  Summary: The House Crow Omnivorous, an abundant bird which originates from Asia. A intelligent and quite aggressive bird. Abundant in crime ridden townships. Forages on the ground, roosts communally in trees. Habitat: Urban / Dense human settlements. Breeding: Nests in fork of tree, on buildings or telephone poles. Clutch:…
  Summary: The Hadeda Ibis is an indigenous species. Large, raucous bird which has its name from the sound it makes. Usually gregarious in groups of 5-20 birds. Forage on the ground by probing with their long bill or picking from the surface. Roosts in trees or on power pylons.…
  Summary: This bird is usually seen in small family groups or in large flocks. These birds will eat almost anything, including farmland invertebrates (such as larvae, insects, earthworms, millipedes, snails, spiders) and berries, and garbage. Habitat: Mostly found on lawns, fields and grasslands; Settles down in nearby trees; Also…
  Summary: The Feral pigeon is a wide spread, common urban pest bird. They have short legs with level front and hind toes, which enable them to walk on flat surfaces as well as perch on branches. Habitat: Mostly found in urban or suburban areas; Especially centre of larger cities…
  Summary:  "The Common Myna or Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) also sometimes spelled Mynah, is a member of the starling  family. It forages on the ground among grass for insects, and especially for grasshoppers, from which it gets the generic name Acridotheres, "grasshopper hunter". It also feeds on insects and…
  Summary: The Egyptian Goose is an indigenous waterfowl. Common migrating bird. Flies early morning to farmland and grasslands returns to water in the evening to roost on shoreline or in trees. Habitat: Found nearby inland waters like rivers, dams, floodplains, pans, mashes; Likes to swim; Spends most of the…
  Summary: The Redwinged Starling is wide spread and will be found on mountains, cliffs and buildings. They forage on the ground, hopping (in stead of walking) on relative short legs. The Redwind Starling is a strong aggressive bird that tends to move around in flocks. They fly fast and…
  Summary: The Hartlaub’s Gull is an indigenous tame sea bird, increasing in numbers. They often hang around gardens, parks and restaurants , follow fishing vessels looking for scraps, or follow ploughs looking for soil invertebrates. Those in urban areas will catch insects at street lights at night. Roost on…