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The Indian Myna bird (also known as the Common Myna bird) is now well established in many cities and towns in eastern Australia. It competes with native species for breeding and foraging resources and their roosting and nesting behaviours can create aesthetic and health concerns.
Image courtesy of Department of Primary Industries
Indian Mynas are brown with a glossy black head, neck and upper breast; bright yellow bills, eye skin, legs and feet; and have an upright posture.
It is sometimes confused with the Noisy Miner, which is a native species and differs by its grey colouring.
Indian Myna birds breed from August to March and is considered to be a vertebrate pest in New South Wales.
Some of the things residents can do to try and discourage Indian Myan birds on their property include:
Contact your local men’s shed to obtain a trap:
Image courtesy of Sanctuary Point Men’s Shed
Learn more on how to carry out humane euthanasia: