Myna IdentificationThe Indian Myna is 25cm long. It is brown and white in colour with a dark green neck area and has a yellow beak and legs.
DescriptionThe Indian Myna was introduced in Australia in the 1880’s in north-eastern Queensland to combat insect pests, particularly plague locusts. Since then their numbers have continued to increase throughout Australia in urban areas. They are a major pest problem particularly around schools, outdoor cafes and anywhere there is easy access to food. Indian myna feed on insects but on food scraps also. They nest in roof cavities, palm trees and sheltered areas. The average lifespan of four years in the wild, possibly over 12 years. They breed 4-5 glossy pale blue eggs in spring and summer.