Re: Trapping Indian Mynas

To: "Philip A. Veerman" <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: Trapping Indian Mynas
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 18:37:42 +1000
Many sincere thanks to Philip and to everyone else who very kindly sent
information on the Indian Mynah Elimination topic. I knew I could rely
on this very helpful list. It will all be in my neighbour's letterbox

  Incidentally, the reason I prefer Indian to Common Myna(h) as this
bird's moniker is that it stresses the exotic nature of the species.
There is too much confusion with the native Miner species as it is (not
that the Noisy M. is really very desirable either).

   A surprising number of people have told me at times that 'Foxes are
beautiful native animals (!)' and they likewise sometimes believe that
the 'Common Myna' must also be  native, and that therefore to throw out
a whole sliced loaf every day on the footpath is a virtuous act.

   We MUST publicise the fact that providing bread, wheat and birdseed
is certain to encourage pest bird species. Not to mention rats and mice.
Anthea Fleming
Philip A. Veerman wrote:
> Here it is:
> The web site has
> been completely upgraded to provide answers to the many thousands of
> enquiries we have received about how to trap and humanely dispose of
> mynas.
> Limited stocks of myna traps are available for sale - if you wish to
> purchase a trap please express interest via the web site, not to this
> list.
> The web site provides information on a new, expanded, trial of myna
> traps in Canberra suburbs commencing in March 2004.  If you live in
> Canberra and would like to be involved in the 2004 minimising mynas
> trial please express interest via the web site, not to this list.
> The web site will be updated again soon with links to other groups
> involved with minimising mynas.  If you represent a group and would
> like your web site to be linked to the anu myna site - please email
>  with "Myna Group" in the subject line and the url of
> your web site in the text of the message.  Please keep your message
> brief.
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