Indian Mynah (Invader)

Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:30 pm

I witnessed a very interesting thing in Nelspruit a while ago, which may explain why mynahs are not that common in the bushveld areas...

The town is plagued by them, but during the late dry season starlings come into town looking for food, they are not resident in urban areas, really.

Some starlings pitched at the hockey field, and made absolute short work of relentlessly attacking the resident mynahs, even though they were in the minority, and had total domination over them and chased them away! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Ideas? -O-

Re: Indian Mynah (Invader)

Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:16 pm

They know who belongs into the area and who not :twisted:

No idea, as you can see from my stupid answer. But an interesting observation. :-?

Re: Indian Mynah (Invader)

Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:26 pm

It might even be right, Mel :yes: Also birds are territorial :twisted:

Re: Indian Mynah (Invader)

Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:55 am

:-? :-? :-? :-?

when you refer to the "starlings" not being urban residents..

there are hoards of red-winged starlings that nest in the eaves

of numerous urban buildings.

which starlings are you referring to that gave the mynahs a hard time ??

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Re: Indian Mynah (Invader)

Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:33 am

Although, people say that in Joburg the mynas are the bullies, chasing all other birds away. I haven't witnessed this myself...they seem to be quite timid in our garden. -O-

Re: Indian Mynah (Invader)

Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:34 pm

somebody saw one in the Kgalagadi.... maybe not nice -O-
but for the battle yes... if I find it ;-) =O: