Common Mynah Scurge

Subject: Common Mynah Scurge
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 19:05:49 +0800
I know it's getting a little off topic, however just before I left for
Broome I noticed that Bar-shouldered Doves, a species that had been
pushed from my local area by Crested Pigeons and Spotted Turtle-Doves,
was re-establishing the mangroves of all places.  So now
all three species seem to be co-existing happily, although how long it
lasts remains to be seen.

On the topic of Common Mynah spread, isn't it time the species is
declared a noxious pest?  It's impact on native birds must be well
documented by now.

Chris - Broome

> Maybe I am wrong and Spotted Turtle-Doves inhabit "natural" environments
> more readily in Victoria, but I don't think either of these species would
> have existed in SW Victoria prior to European settlement.
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