Feral invader warning


Warning! A Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) unwittingly chooses an extremely appropriate perch. These feral pests aggressively compete with native wildlife and evict small mammals and native birds from nesting hollows. The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers them one of the world’s 100 worst invasive alien species. Alarmingly, their range continues to expand in Australia.

Minnippi Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland

Canon EOS 40D, EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM lens, 1/800, f5.6, ISO 400

by Mat Gilfedder, Queensland