Re: birding-aus Indian Mynahs

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Subject: Re: birding-aus Indian Mynahs
From: "Philip A Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 12:26:48 +1100

I predict that the Common Myna will within a few years be the most common
species in Canberra, replacing the Common Starling who has been in that
position since records started. Its rise has been profound, from a rare
beginner in about 1980.
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Date: Tuesday, 2 February 1999 12:58
Subject: birding-aus Indian Mynahs

>In the Cairns BOCA bird count on the 6 Dec. 1998, we were somewhat dismayed
>to find that by far the most common species counted was the dreaded Indian
>Of a total of 8057 birds counted comprising 228 species, the IM's accounted
>for 906 of the total - a not unexpected number but nonetheless a little
>disturbing for our native species.
>The other unusual result was the non-sighting of generally common species -
>Gull-billed Terns, Magpie Geese, Black Swan, Red-wing Parrots, Great
>Bowerbirds to name a few - next year will possibly add to this total if we
>look in the correct areas.
>Max O'Sullivan
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