A native of the Indian subcontinent with a natural range from the Middle East to Bangladesh, the Indian Myna has now been introduced all over the world.
They feed on a wide variety of food, and can readily adapt to new environments. They can raise three broods of young each year, enabling their numbers to expand quickly. They are noisy – particularly noticeable at their night-time roosts, prey on native wildlife, territorially aggressive to native birds and arboreal mammals, long lived, not afraid of humans, and congregate in flocks from 5 to 20, making them very disliked by people.
Indian Mynas have been implicated in the demise or decline of a number of overseas birds: this includes the Seychelles Magpie Robin, Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Warbler, Red-moustached Fruit Dove, the Tahitian Monarch, Rimatara Lorikeet, and Mangaia Kingfisher.
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