Invasive Birds

Not wanted! You can assist in keeping invasive species out of Tasmania by being on the lookout for these invasive birds.

In this topic

  • Indian Myna
    If the Indian myna were to become established in Tasmania it could outcompete endangered native bird species like the orange-bellied parrot. It is a major nuisance in urban areas and creates fire, vermin and disease hazards.
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
    Rainbow lorikeets are an emerging invasive threat to Tasmania. If they establish here they would compete with native parrots, such as the musk lorikeet, swift parrot and green rosella, for food and resources. They also pose a potential disease risk.