Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) status
- Whole region — Sustained control
- Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice pest
Medium-sized (100-140 g) brown, black and white bird with yellow beak, legs and eye patches.
What you need to know
To help protect our environment:
- You must not breed, distribute, release or sell any myna within the Auckland region.
Open habitats, urban areas, coastal areas, gardens, roadsides, pasture, crops, orchards.
Impact on environment
Outcompetes native birds for food, territory and nesting cavities, may attack other bird's nests. Can eat native fruit without dispersing seed and preys on vulnerable invertebrates. May transmit parasites and diseases to humans and other animals.