Not enough food, nests, crows vanish from Bengaluru [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75454]
The population of crows in the City has come down by almost 60 per cent over the years, according to ornithologists and birdwatchers.
After the decline in sparrow population, this comes as a shock for Bengalureans and ornithologists, says Manjunath Prabhakar, a birdwatcher. “The huge tree near Gayathri Vihar on Palace Road used to be abuzz with cawing crows. At any given point in time,
one could easily spot at least 80 nests. But now, especially in the past two years, I have not seen many nests. Instead, many dead crows are sighted on the City roads,” he said.