ORGANISED Chaos - The Red Billed Quelea Bird Migration

 

The Red-Billed Quelea migration is performed in various parts of Africa.  The timing of the migration depends on the timing of rains and how the front moves.  Referred to as “itinerant breeding”, female Red-Billed Quelea birds are able to produce a succession of broods in the same breeding season at colonies which may be very far apart, likely with different mates.  These super colonies can grow to millions of birds, making it not only the most abundant bird in the world, but the most destructive.    Their huge numbers make them a constant threat to fields of sorghum, wheat, barley, millet and rice.  Watching the birds in flight is mesmerizing.

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Quelea Bird Migration in the Kalahari, Botswana

Quelea Bird Migration in the Kalahari, Botswana