The Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) is a bird native to Asia and India. It was first introduced into Australia (Melbourne) in 1862 in an attempt to control pests in market gardens. Further releases occurred in far north Queensland in 1883 in an attempt to control insect pests in cane fields. Indian Mynas have now spread to colonise a large portion of coastal and inland southeastern Australia.
The World Conservation Union regards this bird among the world's top 100 invasive species. The Indian Myna has in recent years invaded South East Queensland. On-ground action may assist in preventing of any further range expansion within this area if it is undertaken in the near future.
If left uncontrolled, Indian Mynas will decimate local populations of many of our native species.
If you have any enquiries relating to Indian Mynas contact Council on 3412 5397.
For emergencies after hours call Council on 3412 4836.
For more information please refer to our Indian Myna Brochure (PDF 2274 KB) or alternatively refer to the links below: