If you intend to undertake backyard
trapping of Indian Mynas you must read, understand and agree to abide by the
protocol as detailed below.
Traps used are to be designed specifically for Indian
Mynas (or Starlings) and to have a release opening to allow any native birds to
Trappers are not to use seed-based food in traps as
this can attract native birds.
If a native bird is trapped, it is to be released
immediately (avoid letting mynas escape where possible).
The traps are to contain food and clean water for any
The birds are not to be exposed to undue stress while
trapped — avoid manhandling or approaching the traps too frequently.
Trapped Indian Mynas (and Starlings) are to be
disposed of in a reasonable period (within two days), rather than kept captive
for days on end.
Trapped birds are to have access to adequate food,
clean water, shelter and shade.
The birds are not to be treated cruelly or with harsh
conditions: please observe the requirements of the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals Act 1979.
Traps are to be checked morning and evening.
Dealing with trapped
Euthanasia is the responsibility of the
trap operator and must be carried out in accordance with the NSW Department of
Primary Industries document trapping
of pest birds.
used for euthanising trapped birds is to be quick, painless, and stress-free.
Current accepted methods include:
Gassing with carbon dioxide from a
commercially available cylinder;
Cervical Dislocation (breaking their
barbiturates (must be performed by a qualified veterinarian).
Please note that the use of carbon
monoxide is not an accepted method in NSW.
Carcasses may be disposed of in you red
lid domestic garbage bin provided that they are contained in a bag.
For any further information or
enquiries please contact Council's Environmental Health Officer on 99113626 or