St Helena

To: "Martin and Frances" <>, "canberrabirds" <>
Subject: St Helena
From: "Overs, Anthony \(REPS\)" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:18:06 +1000

I remember researching St Helena when I studied mynas in 1997. From memory (!) there was plenty of info in John Long's 'Introduced Birds of the World' published in 1981. There were a few papers in the literature regarding the island and bird introductions, e.g. Brooke, R.K., Lockwood, J. and Moulton, M.P. (1995) Patterns of success in passeriform bird introductions on Saint Helena. Oecologia 103: 337–342.


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From: Martin and Frances [m("","fran_mart");">]
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I happened to be reading about the island of St Helena and found this: "1885 Five mynah birds were brought from India by Miss Phoebe Moss and released near her home at The Briars, to control cattle tics.  Instead, they themselves multiplied out of control to become a worse pest." 

Hopefully the cattle's eyesight improved and the islanders were able to get rid of the mynahs!

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