Have you noticed these little brown and yellow birds popping up in places where they weren’t before?
The Common or Indian Myna was named “Australia’s most important pest/problem”, yet it has not been declared as an invasive species in Victoria or NSW. Recent sightings of the bird have been reported not just in the flat urban areas of the Strathbogie Shire, but in remote farmland in the hills of Strathbogie. Because of its aggressive nature and tendency to drive away native bird species, the Indian Myna poses a real threat to the Strathbogies native birdlife.
But hope is not lost. Senior Darebin Parklands Ranger Peter Wiltshire believes that even a small amount of community action can have a large effect on Indian Myna populations.
In this three hour event, Peter will be drawing from 33 years of experience to give attendees an insight into Myna’s origin, history, behaviour, habitats, effects on biodiversity and trapping methods in his entertaining video presentation.
Time/Date: 10:00am to 1:00pm, Sunday the 9th of December 2018
Location: Euroa Arboretum, Euroa
RSVPs are essential, so please email us at strathbogierangescmn@gmail