Common Mynas creeping north

Subject: Common Mynas creeping north
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 10:10:43 +1000
In the early 1990's I very regularly drove the Pacific Highway north of 
Newcastle.  At this time the northern most Common Mynas were at Nabiac 
about 30 km south of Taree.

Last week I was at Lake Cathie, a small seaside town about 15 km south of 
Port Macquarie.  I was surprised to see a Common Myna just on the south 
side of town.  During the week I also saw two birds in Lake Cathie itself. 
 I went to Port Macquarie a couple of times over the week and didn't 
notice any mynas there.

While this is only an expansion of range of about 90-100 km in ten years 
and the birds were not common - only two sightings in a week - I think it 
is still a worrying trend.  Do others know of mynas on the NSW mid-north 
coast further north further north than this?

David Geering

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