Details of this species in Western Australia
Source: Massam 2001
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
The common myna is prohibited in Western Australia and individuals found there are removed. If members of the public spot a bird which might be a myna, they should contact the Department of Agriculture, South Perth, Ph (08) 9368 3333 or any country office (Massam 2001) or the National Animal Pest Alert Freecall 1800 084 881.
Agricultural: The common myna is a moderate pest of agriculture causing damage to orchard fruits such as fig, apple, pear, strawberry, guava, mango and grape. It also damages standing cereal crops including maize, wheat and rice (Government of Western Australia Undated).
Competition: The common myna aggressively competes for nest hollows and food, adversely aff ecting the breeding success of other birds and hollow-nesting mammals. It has been observed attacking terns on islands as well as taking the eggs of other seabirds, possibly interfering with those birds’ breeding and general behaviour.
Disease transmission: The common myna is also known to spread avian malaria to other birds
Last Modified: 27/11/2009 2:29:28 p.m.