Common (Indian) Mynas

Common Myna birds are a familiar sight in our suburbs because our environment suits them well. Unfortunately, they compete with our local birds for nesting hollows and, because they roost in large groups, they can make quite a mess.

We can all play a part in reducing the Common Myna population by:

  • Not feeding them and removing leftover dog and cat food (or feed your pets inside)
  • Destroying nests as soon as you spot them, they often nest in nooks of buildings.
  • Planting dense, prickly shrubs (preferably native) to provide cover for small native birds
  • Recording sightings of Myna birds on MynaScan to help build information about myna birds across your region. MynaScan is a community website that allows you to record and map sightings of myna birds, their impacts, and control activities in your local area.

More Information

More information about Common Myna birds: