On the subject of Common Mynas:
(note the spelling; All my field guides from Slater, 1974, onwards use this
form. Also, the RAOU Monograph 'The Taxonomy and Species of Birds of Australia
and its Territories', 1994 adopts this form.)
The first sighting of Common Myna in my local area (my street or backyard)
was of a single bird on 22/9/1996.
That was a particularly windy day. A very strong southerly was blowing and
this bird may have travelled on the wind from Brisbane a few ks away across the
bay. I had been seeing them in the northern suburbs of Brisbane for a couple of
years prior to this.
The next was of 2 birds on 31/10/1997
Sightings have become increasingly common and now I see them every day in
At least, every day since 6/2/2000.
Lately there has been a 'gang' of 7 to 8.
They do seem to be making life difficult for the Spotted Turtle-Doves;
Common Mynas even featured in the background on a recent Burke's Backyard
episode made in Sydney!
Woody Point, SEQld
which is actually at 27 deg 15 min 18 sec S; 153 deg 5 min 38 sec E
My typing finger made the mistake in the last posting not my el-cheapo
Magellan Pioneer GPS unit.