Common Mynas are native to Asia and are found along the east coast of Australia.
Common Myna colonies establish quickly when food and shelter are plentiful. Common Mynas can displace native wildlife by taking over occupied hollows in trees. They are aggressive and territorial and also eat the chicks and eggs of native birds.
Images courtesy of Queensland Murray-Darling Committee.
Noisy Myna (Native)
What can residents do?
Methods to limit the
prevalence of Mynas are:
- Limit Common Myna access to
pet food and water.
- Install nest boxes with a
baffle or backward facing entry to support local hollow dependent fauna and
exclude Common Mynas.
- Provide habitat suited to
native birds by using a variety of local native plants in your garden.
Council also encourages
residents to report their sightings via the Mynascan website.
Council is investigating various management options for these birds.
For further information contact Council on 07 3205 0555.
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