How many Mynas

To: Peter Ormay <>
Subject: How many Mynas
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 16:37:35 +1000
Peter (and other COGlisters)

I think you are nearly right, in that Chris did estimate the number of mynas in a suburb but he didn't take it the next step.  However following an exchange of very helpful emails with Chris and Bill Handke I have put together the attached note (which Chris and Bill have also seen) about the number of mynas in the ACT.  For those who don't wish to wade through a 4 page note the opening paragraphs say, as a summary answer:
  •  "In brief, somewhere close to “a lot” and certainly “too many”.   The remainder of this note will explain/rationalize the level of precision evident in that statement.  The range of possible numeric answers certainly includes 150,000.


On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Peter Ormay <> wrote:
Hello Martin at al
Chris Tideman I think estimated the number by counting the mynas in a suburb with an average population density and multiplying it by the number of suburbs with mynas
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