Indian Myna Bird

The Indian or Common Myna is an introduced pest bird and their population is spreading rapidly. They occur in Monash and are of concern because:

  • They are extremely aggressive and territorial birds that out-compete native birds for food, water and shelter
  • They displace native animals from nests (tree hollows)
  • They kill the chicks and eggs of native birds
  • They harass pets and steal their food
  • They block down-pipes and roof gutters with their nests.


To reduce Indian Mynas:

  • Identify if Indian Mynas occur in your area
  • Prevent nesting by sealing off entry points to your roof
  • Don’t feed birds in your backyard
  • Remove any Myna nests you find
  • Do not leave food outside and feed pets indoors
  • Use rubbish bins with lids.

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Last updated: 20 May 2015