Call for volunteers as science takes the fight to invading myna birds

That ability to conquer natural bird populations could be increasing rapidly thanks to genes passed down through generations via natural selection.

Australian Museum principal research scientists Dr Richard Major explained yesterday that common mynas (often referred to as Indian mynas) arrived in Australia in the mid-1800s, but only really started to thrive from about 1975.

Common myna communities have since spread up and down the east coast of Australia, with their growth showing no sign of slowing.

Read the full story at the Daily Telegraph website.

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