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Museum mount ID help needed-Australia? (1 Viewer)

ACO

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Since I do not know the species, I am not sure of what country to list in the subject line, but something is pointing to Australia for this one, but obviously not sure. Overall length 20-22 cm.
 

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njlarsen

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Immediate reaction without checking books is common mynah which is found as an escape in a lot of places (including OZ) but originating in Asia and India

Niels
 

ovenbird43

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Yes, Common Myna, native to India and SE Asia but introduced to various places including southern Florida, also (according to Feare and Craig's 1999 book "Starlings and Mynas") South Africa, New Zealand, and SE Australia.
 

gvca1

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Yes, Common Myna, native to India and SE Asia but introduced to various places including southern Florida, also (according to Feare and Craig's 1999 book "Starlings and Mynas") South Africa, New Zealand, and SE Australia.

You can throw in Hawaii to that list, as well. They're about the most common bird you can see on the Big Island.

Jim
 

njlarsen

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I have not been to Hawaii, but I have seen Common Myna in South Africa (two different towns), Florida (Miami), and Australia (both south-east and north-east (Vic and Qld).

Niels
 

chowchilla

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There's an extermination programme underway in Cairns right now using trapping which was successful in getting rid of them in Canberra. Doesn't seem to have made much impact on numbers as yet...
 

MJB

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Yes, Common Myna, native to India and SE Asia but introduced to various places including southern Florida, also (according to Feare and Craig's 1999 book "Starlings and Mynas") South Africa, New Zealand, and SE Australia.

...and to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean...:C
MJB
 

Bruce Ramsay

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There's an extermination programme underway in Cairns right now using trapping which was successful in getting rid of them in Canberra. Doesn't seem to have made much impact on numbers as yet...

It didn't get rid of them in Canberra. Reduced their numbers somewhat in those areas where people did trap them. But in untrapped areas they remained ever-present. I left Canberra for Perth (where they are not present) 10 months ago and when I left the number around my area in the far southern suburbs was as high as it had ever been in the 10 years I lived at that location.
 

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