Details of this species in Israel
Source: Roll Dayan and Simberloff 2007
Arrival Date: mid-1970s
Species Notes for this Location:
The house crow accompanied ships along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Eilat (perhaps transported intentionally) and eventually established in Eilat and spread northwards. The house crow (Corvus splendens) has been seen in Eilat since the mid-1970s and has bred there since 1979. The house crow has spread northwards from Eilat only as far as the southern Arava.
Management Notes for this Location:
Recent attempts to control this population have proved relatively effective (Nemtzov and Hatzofe 2003, in Roll Dayan and Simberloff 2007).
Reduction in native biodiversity: In Israel two bird species (the common myna and the house crow) have been spotted harassing, preying on, or competing with local species of reptiles and birds.
Last Modified: 15/10/2007 3:09:45 p.m.