Indian Myna Control

To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Indian Myna Control
From: Fiona Anderson <>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 12:12:06 +1100
Hello Birders,

I currently work in Pest Animal Management for the Department of Primary 
Industries here in Victoria and would like to provide you with some information 
on pest birds species in this State.

Indian Mynas (Acridotheres tristis) have spread through eastern Australia since 
being introduced to control insect pests in the 1880s and have been naturalised 
in Victoria for many decades.

They are not a declared pest animal under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 

Indian Mynas are not specifically protected by law, and therefore a person may 
capture and dispose of these birds by appropriate legal and humane methods.

The Department of Primary Industries does not consider it reasonable to impose 
the lawful responsibility of control of Indian Mynas upon all landowners 
(including those in suburbia) when it is unlikely to result in the desired 
outcome of 'eradicate or control or prevent its spread in the wild' (the 
requirements that must be satisfied to be able to declare a species). There are 
no current plans to declare Indian Mynas as a pest animal under the Catchment 
and Land Protection Act 1994.

Currently, the Department does not implement specific programs to control 
Indian Mynas as there are no practical means available for the broadscale 
control of these birds.  Localised trapping may reduce numbers in the short 
term but would not make a significant difference to overall population due to 
rapidly recolonisation by birds moving in from other areas.


Susan Wisniewski

Project Officer - New and Emerging Species
Invasive Plants and Animals Branch
Biosecurity Victoria
Department of Primary Industries
Level 22, 1 Spring Street
Melbourne 3000

Search for properties that match your lifestyle! Start searching NOW!

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU