Details of this species in Auckland Region
Source: Auckland Regional Council 2002
Species Notes for this Location:
The common myna is widespread throughout the Auckland region. It roosts communally throughout the year with the largest flocks seen in winter. It feeds mainly from the ground, often at roadsides. Preferred habitats include parks, gardens, orchards, farmland and forest margins.
Management Notes for this Location:
Integrated pest management: The common myna is declared a pest in the Auckland region. The Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy (2002-2007) aims to minimise the adverse effects of the myna bird by promoting community awareness of their impacts and the control methods available. The ARC will also provide traps on a hire basis for myna control.
Legislation: Under the Biosecurity Act 1993, it is prohibited to sell or exhibit or breed the common myna.
Last Modified: 27/11/2009 2:33:13 p.m.