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.
Council is in partnership with Queensland Bird Breeders Club, loaning Indian Myna traps to residents.
For more information please refer to our Indian Myna Brochure (PDF 2274 KB) or alternatively refer to the links below: