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karlisa
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does anyone have trouble with those mongrel noisy mynas bombing aviaries ? i cant stand these birds they have slaughtered so many finches over the years i wish i could trap them somehow, any ideas ?
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If they are non native species, slingshot them.

You can build another aviary over your current one. Basically extend the frame out another meter and cover it in wire. Then they won't be able to get to your birds. You don't have to extend it over the entire aviary, just over the wired section.

Bunnings sells plastic owls. You can set up 1 or 2 and move them around the backyard so the mynas don't get use to them.

You can buy raptor kites online and these look like eagles and hawks and fly above your property when it's windy.
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Plastic owls work best for me. I nailed one to the roof and found that pest birds were gone.
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Put clear plastic over the roof and top 30cms of the sides. It keeps the sods out.
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Thanks for the advice, they are natives but I don’t care where they come from,they are nasty things at breeding time.
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Get a cap gun, when I have Mynas and Butcherbirds hanging around I fire the cap gun then throw a rock.
They then associate the sound of the cap gun with a rock being launched at them, so then all you have to do is fire the gun or just even clap and they take off
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thanks for all those suggestions,i didnt even think they made cap guns anymore lol
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They are NOT NATIVES and can be caught and dispatched humanely.
They are have no redeeming attributes when it comes to the damage they do to our native birds.
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A lot of confusion here . .

Noisy Miners, to which Karlisa refers ARE natives and are members of the honeyeater family

Indian Myna(h)s are the introduced pests; and may be legally humanely destroyed . . They are members of the starling tribe

To the untrained eye, they do look a little bit similar; but are really quite easily distinguished
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