How We Killed the Passenger Pigeon

It’s a little-known fact that the bird with the highest global population is a tiny finch-like fellow called the Red-billed Quelea. It is estimated that across Sub-Sahara Africa there are about 1.5 billion Queleas hopping about. They form flocks tens of millions strong and cause all sorts of mischief as they eat grain and other commercial crops.

“Red-billed Quelea: Quelea quelea” by Pius Mahimbi