RE: baby noisy miner rescue

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Subject: RE: baby noisy miner rescue
From: "Paul & Irene Osborn" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 20:00:49 +1000
Graham Turner said:
Not sure if this is true in other areas, but I have both Noisy miners and Indian Mynas at my place in the Lower Blue Mountains. Removing one wont necessarily favour the other as one is largely arboreal and one is terrestrial.

About six years ago or so, when I lived near Cooranbong, NSW, we had Common Mynahs nesting on our property. A group of Noisy Miners moved in and the Common Mynahs left. After about six months, the Noisy Miners moved on. After they went, there was a huge increase in numbers of small species, wrens, thornbills, scrubwrens, pardalotes etc. but the Common Mynahs never came back. To my mind, Noisy Miners are not a problem in areas where the natural vegetation is relatively intact and connected to large areas of native bush. It is only in disturbed habitats or isolated vegetation remnants, where they have nowhere to move to, that they cause the problems that some on this forum blame them for.
Paul Osborn


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