Seems like I have only one option! It sounds kind of like the problems we have in North America with House Sparrows and Starlings except even worse. We first noticed it because my 10 year old son's bedroom is near the nest. I witness every day how they torment and invade other bird species territories and nests. i think if like an owl enters your house then you should be scared. They feed happily in the pear tree with other species as there is a lot of fruit but they attack other species when food is scarce. If anger is impetus enough, the Australian people will win this war. I’ve seen many a Myna attack other birds with my OWN EYES. R10 000 fine and immediate arrest. A Myna management plan as the one needed for your country needs a lot of work, but I’m convinced that a difference can be made by single people. She has two beautiful little finches and she often puts them out the back under her awning for some sunlight and fresh air. I hated them from what I have read. I don’t believe it was interfered with by a cat after I initally saw it due to the aggressive behaviour of the attacking Mynor. I consider them a pest and I am determined now to kill them off with an airgun. ALWAYS make sure that there is something solid behind your target, like a wall or a tree trunk, or if you are more elevated than them, grass. i found a baby barely alive that had fallen out of a nest on the side of the road. Today I was attacked by one mynah while walking to the car, it sunk its beak on top my head and made me bleed. @ Fernando, PTA has a HUGE Myna problem. It looked like the chick was stuck to the egg when trying to hatch, and being too weak from heat likely died. Welcome to 10,000 Birds, the world’s favorite birding blog! The parents still ate with previous years hatchlings (who by now are almost adult) when that seasong chicks were old enough the entire family ate together… and cared for one another. Together with a few friends we have almost culled 15 000 in the last year alone and STILL they increase in numbers and endanger our indigenous bird life everyday. There are numerous pest control businesses in the JHb area you can contact to assist with the problem. I consistently shot any mynah that happened to visit, and had a wealth of species to enjoy. Australia,Arica…as an introduced species.and in Wen Zhou ,China,it is even hard to catch sight of one!the place where i live is seriously polluted.so is it the bad environment that controls the amount of the birds? So I suspect all this pairs chicks are dying because of heat as their parents are unwittingly cooking them by insisting on staying in that roof: there have been temperature highs of 35 degrees and probably 40+ in my own roof. There were a few houses in a beautiful and magnificent village. Leaving a dead myna on the lawn will deture any other mynas for months!!! I moved to a new home August 2013 and a pair nested in a bird box attached to a tree. perhaps… sometimes we have to intervene. I really wish I could shoot them myself but my wife doesn’t want an air rifle in the house or for me to be so brutal as I normally even capture and relocate the large rain spiders she hates rather than kill them. Please tell me how you control them, I was thinking of waiting till winter te start shooting them when they are roosting. Great work man! ), which can drive some native birds into extinction 3. It can get very hot in my own roof and this pair are clearly trying to have another brood in the neighbours’ after the prior brood seems to have completely failed. So looked it up and found these comments lol… So ok.. Get rid of them is the answer lol. Voortekkerhoogte. They are doing a great job. We tried to scare them off, but we couldn’t help the little finch. It’s not like they’re going away anytime soon and out of sight out of mind thing doesn’t work for my peace of mind…. I feel uncomfortable about killing any animal due to human error (introducing them) … however i have to remind myself and you that by taking one life you are in effect saving many more lives! That myna bird was unexpectedly stuck in a house in a day. By the end of the season, all i had frequenting the feeding stations were mynahs and pigeons. Hi all this is really bullcrap that you cant shoot any bird with a pellet gun, most of the people has a miss-perception of air gun hunting or pest control. I also haven’t seen any increase in adult numbers in the vicinity either In several months so they’re clearly not so smart. I’ve also noticed pairs trying to raise chicks under bridges over very busy highways/roads or inside highway lights more often than before. Next time I hope he keeps it outside and just kills it! It's in their mind. Pairs mate for life and vigorously defend territories and nest sites during the breeding season which extends from August to March. If you both are superstitious and you really do believe that this bird in the house brings bad luck, then your best option is to protect your house with a good luck talisman. I want them out!!! I use to do this to attract other Mynas, but I have seen and heard some real gut twisting stuff and have stopped doing so. Do a search for local Game Bird sanctuaries in your area. Would you like it if your house had a rat infestation? He brought it inside so I had to do something, so had to catch and release it against my better judgement. I have a myna bird for 2 years and rescued him from a bad owner. How to get rid of Indian Mynas around your home or commercial premises: 1. I have watched the mynhas in south african pull young mossies out of the nest and the parents being helpless to help them. they just have a bad reputaton un waranted. Still there are plenty around the Rivonia commercial district and would love for some snipers to clean up there. I’m no biology student and I’ve witnessed that in every area where I cull Mynas, other populous of bird species have returned and nested, where it was previously overrun by Mynas and Pigeons alone. One of many superstitions is that a bird in the house brings bad luck. Air Arms S510 PCP Air rifle fitted with classic cylinder for extra shot count, silencer and a 10-40×50 scope. #birds, Jamaican Tody #jamaica #jamaicantody #birdsofinsta, Vermilion Flycatcher, Orange County, California #v, A very nice young White-crowned Sparrow at Normans, Red-winged Blackbird, Queens, New York #singing #b, Sora, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, New Yor. seriously, stop worrying about it, it means nothing. In Australia, Common Mynas reduce biodiversity by fighting for hollows with native birds, destroying their eggs and chicks and stopping them from breeding. I just moved into a house in Melbourne Australia.Ive notice quite a large number of myna birds in the area.These little pests are not only noisy,they swoop and attack people that walk past my house.Ive recently seen one of the little buggers harras a crow in flight.Never before have i had so much hate for these pests. I have some birds, canaries and budgies, and did build an aviary in the backyard for them but as soon as they were in there the Minah’s tried to get in to attack them. Starlings can imitate other sounds like police sirens and voices with uncanny accuracy, and incorporate calls and song phrases from other bird species in their song. It seems like the mynahs in different regions come from different family lines. The ones in Australia and South Africa seem to be psychotic. About 2 months ago, we believe a bird nest around one of our air ducts in near the attic was vacated, and the mites started coming inside. With the silenced rifle they have no clue as their comrade curry chickens start falling out the tree. I had a mob of around 12 or so that had taken over the immediate area. The only black myna throughout most of its natural range, but now rare and local on Taiwan. i used to be a kinder garden teacher and one cold winter day i noticed a masked weaver that really look rattled by the winter he was sooo thin so each time i gave the children sandwhiches i gave him some too and eventually he was looking beautiful! Im a 16 yr old on the big island of hawaii i own a daisy powerline 880 air rifle with a scope sighted in at around 20-25 ft and i shoot myna birds because i try to feed the turtle doves cardinals the japanese white eyes and the java sparrows but i cant because the mynah birds steal the food so wenever one comes to my feeder i shoot it but i hav to make sure no cardinals white eyes or java sparrows are around because they are illegal to shoot hope you all had fun reading this and i hope you all solve your myna problems…good luck, i live in hpp on the big island of hawaii and i too have a daisy powerline 880 with a scope sighted at 20 ft my friend wants to know if u can take out ther breast and cook it like you would a pigeons.is it possible. However, I left him with my neighbor who was familiar to him, since I was on a trip for a week. This year again the sparrows nested in a much harder to get place, the eggs hatched and the chicks started growing feathers and louder. Soon some mynas arrived and started pulling our the nests, the bird house got messy and so i threw it out. I must confess that I had put all sorts of decoys in my garden to stop the mynahs, and so far I haven’t seen any! The Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), also called Indian Myna and House Myna, ranges naturally from Afghanistan to Indochina, but has been introduced into tropical and subtropical oceanic … I live in Durban, South Africa. I had endless hours of watching them as they got bigger. Occasionally, I also have our local parrots that roost high in the trees to nibble on the seeds of our palms trees and on the Qaraniqio River banks amongst the mangrove there is always a white and grey heron, a pair, who make their way through the mangrove at low tide, looking for crab or small fish…then you have the Indian mynah birds…. Go do some more studying before you try and convince me that a Myna is NOT a danger to any area. These birds are cruel to the other bird species. Can anyone please see if they can get hold of such a clip for us to download. I would like to help and think there should be a concerted effort against these pests. #birdstagra, One Hundred of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species. Yellow-breasted Chat, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo, February 2020. Should I ask for penance and forgiveness for every Myna I have killed or rejoice for every indigenous bird I’ve saved? on the other hand they common myna IS NOT!!! I have permission from my neighbours to ‘remove’ any mynah I see in their property, and their gardens are full of indigenous species as well. I even know about a man in Pretoria who is willing to pay R10 for every dead Indian Myna you bring him. now they are pests – look at London New York Johannesburg Pretoria anywhere there are lots of people there are lots of pigeons! I’m close to you. The common myna is also known to carry diseases such as avian malaria (Plasmodium and Haemoproteus spp. Please call in and we can provide you with copies at the National rust office. We have a eco oasis in Fearie Glen.The miners are taking over at sunset. Once they take over an area they chase away ANY and EVERY local bird in the area. Please do some proper research on Mynas before defending these evil creatures. Also shooting the female first will ensure their roost to fail. The mynas raided and pulled the nest apart causing the eggs to fall down. Hint: TGT and TGM, I pulled in there. We live in Honolulu and have bird mites in our house. the diseases they carry… If you know ANYTHING about a Myna, it’s how filthy the buggers are. I was not concerned about the Mynahs coming into our area because our winters are very harsh.It gets up to minus 14 degrees celcius. But on the positive side, I eventually managed to get 2 crested barbets raised and fledged! Our local birds doesn’t have a chance. I have personally witnessed their aggression and destruction. Games4King Myna Bird Rescue Escape is another point and click escape game developed by Games 4 King. WITS University is also busy with a study and it’s a proven fact they attack and chase away other birds within their area. i think if like an owl enters your house then you should be scared. Mynas are hole-nesting species. I am so over these “flying rats”, that I am now on a rampage to remove them once and for all…they are nesting right now, so we’ve removed nests from every crevice in the roof of our villa and nailed several layers of chicken wire in place. I actually wanted to read more on how to take care of them should she ever find one in the future until I came to this website. I can imagine how Aussies must be feeling. @Susana & Mynakiller: It is one thing to remove an ecological invader but it is another thing entirely to take joy in killing. Is very interesting, full of practical information and they have plans to build the traps by hand. Two, or sometimes three, broods are raised per season, with 3–6 young per brood. I now live in Thailand and wondered what “this cheeky bird” was coming into my house to steal the puppy’s food.. and last night i actually found a baby Myna in danger so i took it to our wildlife rescue centre. Beautiful and belligerent, the Common Myna is one of the world’s most successful bird species. I tend to lean to the latter. Cheers, My Jack Russell’s’ have taken to killing the Mynahs. They even attack possums. BludLUSTY!! I have even watched them chase away rainbow parrikeets. i personally think that the bird comes in to bring you good luck. You could look up other anti-bad luck stuff online. Mynah birds are part of the same family of birds -- Sturnidae -- that includes starlings. How do I keep the Asian Mynah’s away from the nest? Now how should I begin my war against them? Sorry for any inconvenince ;-). He could hunt insects besides what he usually used to eat such as rice, myna food and fruits. Apart from breeding like rats they do not bother me. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom with a spacious living area, updated kitchen with plenty of kitchen cabinet storage space. Here is couple of shots on Myna from the past. Sure it works well, but as you say it is indiscriminate, and the whole point here is to safely get rid off the invader, not everything around hind. @ Lee, if Mynas attack as you say they do it usually means they have a nest with chics in the area. I relocated to Zambia (africa) with no myna in sight. I share your passion for killing these pests. Last weekend we were at my Mums having lunch. Good luck and have fun! Its terrible. They are very clever. and i hate them. Needless to say I never ate anything he cooked! 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