"Bad" birds

To: "David Geering" <>, "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: "Bad" birds
From: "Vella" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 20:01:14 -0000
David Gerring wrote:
> I am wondering about the inclusion of the Cattle Egret on this list.  Yes,
> it "invaded" this country but did so under its own steam without the
> aid of man as was the case for the other species listed.

this could also be the case of the Kelp Gull which is (as what I have heard)
is competing with Pacific Gulls and possibly in future South Island Pied
Oystercatchers with our Pied Oystercatchers if more numbers turn up on our
beaches (I hope not).

However, Mynas, Starlings etc are no doubt competing with our native species
and is something desperately that will need attention to. We also need to do
something about the Feral fox, cat etc aswell as habitat loss.


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