Fewer mynahs causing disturbance in Potong Pasir, says MP

Besides pruning the trees and expecting the mynahs to disperse to non-residential areas, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong added that a second, longer-term measure is to replace the current roost trees with tree types that are less preferred by the mynahs. ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
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SINGAPORE - Potong Pasir residents who have had their beauty sleep disrupted by the cacophony of mynahs squawking can rest more soundly now.

The number of Javan mynahs - a non-native, invasive bird species - has dwindled from 2,800 as of the end of December to about 300 as of Tuesday night (Jan 15), Potong Pasir MP Sitoh Yih Pin told The Straits Times.

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