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I watched these young birds from eggs to birth, as you can see, and was planning to keep a photographic record of there life. But unfortunately they were killed by another bird introduced to Australia in Victoria between 1863 and 1872 bird called the "Myna Bird". The common Myna is extremely aggressive, and breeding males will actively defend areas ranging up to 0.83 hectares in size. This aggressiveness has enabled the common myna to displace many breeding pairs of native hollow-nesters, thereby reducing their reproductive success.
Entered "Animal Portrait Contest" [link]