Tim Low's book "Where Song Began" has some excellent insight / views on the
"The Ultimate Aggressor" (the Noisy Miner).
Also good paper here:
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> On 27 Jan 2015, at 2:56 pm, Susan Knowles <> wrote:
> They moved into our suburban Sydney area over 40 years ago. At first I was
> pleased as the Indian Mynas disappeared, but then realised that all the small
> birds had gone too.
> When they moved into Woy Woy Bay (Central Coast) a friend tried to rescue a
> Satin Bowerbird they were attacking, but it didn’t survive.
> Not desirable birds
> Susan Knowles
>> On 27 Jan 2015, at 1:35 pm, Peter Shute <> wrote:
>> This is from a recent Victorian Birdline report by Alf Forbes in Boronia:
>> "This is a rather sad report. Last Friday, after 28 years on my semi bush
>> block in Boronia, the first ever colony of Noisy Miners invaded my property.
>> In the past they have been a rare itinerant but not now. As of today, a pair
>> of nesting Blue Wrens have abandoned their nest and left the fledglings. All
>> Striated and Brown Thornbills, Spotted Pardalotes, Grey Fantails, Yellow
>> Faced Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebills, Silvereyes and even the Red
>> Wattlebirds are gone. In 3 days these daily sightings are no more. They are
>> far worse than Indian Mynas. Love to know how to get rid of them."
>> Are Noisy Miner invasions usually this abrupt?
>> Peter Shute
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