a drawing a day ::: october 2018 ::: day 9

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The Common Myna bird has been named “The Most Important Pest/Problem” threatening the Australian ecosystem. Native to Asia, this omnivorous bird is territorial and combative and has thrived in urban environments around Australia. With its brown head, yellow bill, legs and bare eye skin it is easily identified as a foreign invader. Its impact is so bad that in 2000 the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world’s most invasive species and one of only 3 birds in the top 100 species that pose an impact to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests. We used to have many Common miners in our yard chasing away the native birds but over the last 10 years the tables have turned and thank goodness for that. Bye bye bad bird.
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