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Mynas are pests as they attack people and can kill native birds, apart from the annoying noise and mess they make. They prefer areas of open pasture with tall trees nearby for nesting and a lookout. They can be found in farmlands, bush edges, gardens, parks, airports and schools.

They eat a variety of insects, seeds and vegetables. They are known to steal from the nests of other smaller birds taking the eggs and nestlings, and will even remove eggs and nestlings from the nest so they can use it as their own.

Mynas are particularly aggressive during the nesting season, which starts in October and can go through to March. They can patrol up to 5 hectares.

Mynas gather in large numbers to feed, which causes vast economic loss to stock feed, crops and fruit.

A Larsen cage trap is ideal for Myna capture as it lures others to come and see it as they are naturally inquisitive.

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