Indian Myna Birds

Indian Mynas are very aggressive and intelligent birds that are known to evict native birds; including parrots, kookaburras and peewees from their nests, dump out their eggs and chase them away from their roosting areas. In urban habitats they are considered to be a threat to the long-term survival of these birds and other native species such as sugar gliders that depend on tree hollows for survival. They are also suspected to contribute to the spread of certain weed species such as Bitou Bush in other parts of Australia.

Surveys of Indian Mynas undertaken by the Canberra Ornithologists Group have demonstrated a marked increase in myna abundance over the last two decades.

Author Environment ACT
Date null
Year 2004
Publisher Environment ACT
Notes Notes
Region ACT