Native to India, Asia and the Middle East, the Indian myna is a medium-sized bird with a yellow bill and brown and black feathers. They were first released in Australia in the 1860s to control pests in Victoria’s market gardens.
Native to India, Asia and the Middle East, the Indian myna is a medium-sized bird with a yellow bill and brown and black feathers. They were first released in Australia in the 1860s to control pests in Victoria’s market gardens. Lip Kee Creative Commons

One of worst invasive birds comes to Fraser Coast

DESCRIBED as one of the worst invasive species on the planet, the indian myna bird has made residence on the Fraser Coast.

Wildlife experts suggest that if their numbers are not reduced and controlled, they could soon be the dominant bird in the area and pose a real threat to native wildlife.

Wildlife Fraser Coast is holding workshops during August and September to share information and advice on indian myna behaviour and control.

Demonstrations will be given on how to construct a trap, with trapping food and materials provided.