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EA steps up efforts to combat menace of crows

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Muscat: The Environment Authority (EA) has issued a statement on the problems caused due to the overpopulation of the Indian crow and myna birds in the Sultanate as reported on social media platforms.


The statement said that these birds are currently spread in many cities in the region, especially cities that are closer to the ports.


These birds, largely found in India, Afghanistan, and the countries of Indochina, were brought to one of the countries of the region as decorative birds and then began to spread to many cities in different countries, including the Sultanate of Oman.


According to the EA, birds take shelter in the big trees and nest inside them, and also feed on food waste found in garbage containers in public places and near homes.


Generally found in the cities, they are also present in smaller numbers in some mountainous areas.


The Sultanate of Oman made some efforts to combat the problems caused by the extensive presence of these birds and a national team has been formed by the competent authorities to study their activities, including the types of food that they prey on.


The authority is currently preparing to launch a campaign in cooperation with public and private bodies and specialists to implement several methods of combating.


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