I hope the Dollarbirds manage to fledge their young
but I doubt they will. I think it will depend on the density of the Mynas in the
area. about 10y ago I put up a hollow log for a pair of Galahs that seemed
to be without a nesting site in Melba. They laid a couple of eggs in it
within a week but a fortnight later the Galahs were gone from the site and there
was a pair of Mynas hanging about. When I investigated I found the Mynas
had built their messy nest including cigarette buts and strips of plastic on top
of the Galahs eggs.
A lady rang me about 10y ago and told me that she
came across about 40 Indian Mynas attacking a magpie that they had down on the
ground in a north Canberra suburb. She felt certain they would have killed it if
she had not enterfered.
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