Common Mynas creeping north

Subject: Common Mynas creeping north
From: REID Colin <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 12:49:53 +1000
        Although further north - Brisbane - than your request, I have
noticed an increase, in the suburbs, of Mynas in the last couple of years.
They were always around properties out 'West" ie on top of the range, but I
don't remember seeing them commonly near the coast. Just lately, however, I
have seen them on several occasions in inner city suburbs.


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Sent: Tuesday, 22 January 2002 10:11 AM
Subject: Common Mynas creeping north

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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