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Are Mynas spreading?

Changes in Common Indian Myna distribution in Australia
Data from Atlas of Australian Birds by Birds Australia

Please note: the data for these two maps were collected differently so direct comparison should be made with caution. There is, however, evidence that mynas are spreading out from urban areas into more rural settings. To the north of the ACT Common Indian Mynas are now spreading into habitat occupied by the threatened Superb Parrot, Polytelis swainsonii. Read more: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service - Superb Parrot

Distribution and Abundance of Common Indian Mynas in Canberra
Data from the Garden Bird Survey of the Canberra Ornithologists Group
In the year 2000 Common Indian Mynas were the most commonly recorded feral bird in Canberra – in the same year the Common Indian Myna was listed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as one of the World’s 100 Worst Invasive Species

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Date Last Modified: Nov 2009
Author: Dr Chris Tidemann, ANU Fenner School (1998-)

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