Bad neighbours, Corroboree Park

To: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>, <>, "Julian Robinson" <>
Subject: Bad neighbours, Corroboree Park
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 10:12:38 +1100
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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