Indian mynas

Picture of two Indian Myna birds on a ledge

The Indian myna (Acridotheres tristis) is a bird native to Asia and India. It was introduced to Australia in 1862 and now lives in a large part of coastal and south eastern Queensland.

Indian Mynas now inhabit a large part of coastal and inland south-eastern Australia.  It is now considered one of the world’s top 100 invasive species.

Controlling the Indian myna will take a community effort. We have joined forces with the Queensland Bird Breeders’ Club (QBBC) to introduce a trapping program.

The QBBC has traps are available for residents to borrow. The design of the traps makes sure native wildlife are not hurt.

To borrow a trap, please call the QBBC on 0427 991 941.

For more information, please download our Indian myna brochure (PDF 2.27 MB) or visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.