Our garden is regularly visited by Noisy Mynas Manorina melanocephala – they are cheeky, chirpy and obviously noisy birds and think nothing of chastising our dogs – from a safe height obviously. However they are also very aggressive, and they travel and attack in packs. I have seen them in groups of about 6 or more attacking a poor swamp pheasant who had dared to enter their ‘patch’. The other problem is that their ‘patch’ can reach be far reaching.
I have also seen them cheekily at outdoor cafes seeing these as their local food source – even with the ‘do not feed the birds’ sign – problem is that they don’t read and so the ‘help yourself’ principle seems to apply in ‘noisymynaland’.