The Common Myna is one of the world’s 100 most invasive species. It threatens biodiversity as it pushes nesting native animals from tree hollows. The birds can lay 6 eggs at a time and breed 3 times in a breeding season. That’s potentiality 18 chicks per each pair of birds in one year. This means that one breeding pair can grow to a population of 13,000 within 5 years!
Changing human behaviour is an important part of controlling Myna birds. There are some important actions you can take today to discourage the birds, especially if you get your neighbours involved.
- remove accessible pet food
- cover compost piles
- create a native garden to attract our local native birds.
Bellingen Shire Council has additional information here