S758 * Common Myna or Indian Myna * Indiese Spreeu * Acridotheres Tristis

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Where does this species come from?
India, as well as central and southern Asia

What is its invasive status in South Africa?
NEMBA Category 3

Where in South Africa is it a problem?
Probably minimal in natural and rural habitats. Mostly found in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape, Mpumalanga, North-West and Free State Provinces.

How does it spread?
Reproduces profusely.

Why is it a problem?
Common mynas are aggressive and compete for the same resources as indigenous birds. They are also known to eat the eggs and attack the fledglings of other birds.

(*) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_myna
(*) https://ebird.org/species/commyn
(*) https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=commyn