Klára Pyšková – Early stages of the common myna (Acridotheres tristis) invasion in Kruger National Park


11th International Conference on Biological Invasions

The Human Role in Biological Invasions: a case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?
15.-18. IX. 2020., Vodice, Croatia – Conference Home page

4 replies on “Klára Pyšková – Early stages of the common myna (Acridotheres tristis) invasion in Kruger National Park”

Cool poster! So, if I understand correctly you’ve estimated a total of c. 220 birds in KNP, based on repeated observation of (identified) individuals? How did you identify them?

Thanks! 🙂 Yes, some of the observations are repeated. Most of the records come from park rangers or other staff and majority of them are from camps, picnic sites, ranger houses etc., where some of the birds even nest. Mynas are pretty sedentary, so once they settle somewhere, they tend to hang around. Also, some of the birds were shot, in those cases individual identification definitely was not a problem.. luckily the rangers have great detailed notes on mynas, so we have a pretty good idea about which observations are repeated, where the birds nest and which records are new. Hope this explains it 🙂

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