Viewing all entries from Invasive Species Contest 2011: Invasive or Non-Native Birds
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By nanny_56 European Starling...these birds are a threat to cavity dwellers such as the Red-bellied Woodpecker.By nanny_56 European StarlingBy LadyAshleyR European Starling (Chick)By LadyAshleyR Flock Of European StarlingsBy shihtzumom A couple of visitors on our deck at the beach in South Carolina By Burd_Fotos Mute Swan, photo taken at Pipe Creek Wildlife Area in Northern Ohio along Lake Erie.By lizrainey hummingbird located in san mateo californiaBy linthicum The Mute Swan has been widely viewed as an invasive species because of its rapidly increasing numbers (doubles in 7-8 years) and its impact on other waterfowl and native ecosystems. Always controversial, Mute Swans are protected in some areas of the U.S. by local laws, for example, in Connecticut.By linthicum European Starlings are among the worst nuisance species in North America. The birds travel in enormous flocks; pose danger to air travel; disrupt farms; displace native birds; and roost on city blocks. Corrosive droppings on structures cause hundreds of millions of dollars of yearly damage.By floradiva Dandelion- here is my 2 year old with a hat full of dandelion blooms that he picked for me out of our yard. He picked every single dandelion in our yard. So if these are a problem in your lawn... borrow someone's 2 year old!By DonnaB The Mandarin a Native of China is found in private collections & Zoo's. They are the only related bird to the U.S. native Wood Duck. Escapees compete with our native cavity nesters such as Wood Ducks & Hooded Mergansers. There is a feral population of several 100 Mandarins in Sonoma County, Ca.By ginger749 This Picture was taken in Queensland, Australia.
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata
This is their call: http://birdsinbackyards.net/images/audio/anthochaera-carnunculata.mp3 By ginger749 This Picture was taken in Queensland, Australia.
Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes
By jodygirl cormorant perchingBy docgipe Starlings Yellow Beakers one of two unprotected birds in America. They enter many song bird nests for eggs and will kill the young with no apparent need. They may be disposed of in any manor you choose leagally. By DaylilySLP House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)By DaylilySLP Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The same pair comes every Spring and hangs out in our Pond. We allow them to stay 2 weeks, then begin chasing them away.By LNinOH I live in NE Ohio, Zone 5b. This picture was taken on Friday, March 11, 2011, showing the non-native House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) competing with a native Cardinal at one of my feeders. I have had a flock of about 27 house sparrows all winter.By kwanjin European Starling juvenile. This one lost a leg somewhere.By DeboTracewell A hummingbird having a little bathtime. Villa Park, CA Zone 10