Huge flocks of quelea birds in Kenya are attacking humanity’s most important supply line — namely its food.

Reports of a “quelea bird invasion” in several of Kenya’s states have prompted the the Kenyan Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to fight back with a “mass field spray of pesticide … and save huge fields of plantations across the affected states.”

Queleas are relative small, sparrow-sized birds that are considered a major pest to small-grain cereal crops in much of sub-Saharan Africa. With 1.5 billion red-billed queleas on the planet, they are the most abundant of all wild birds.

And they’re attacking farms in Africa.

The Bird War is global, folks. And it never stops.