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Jungle Myna

Acridotheres fuscus


Medium-sized bird with a crest behind its beak which to my eyes look like a moustache. Yellow beak and legs. Blackish-grey in colour...darker in colour than the common myna and not chocolatey like it. White patch on wing is common to both.


Electric line just outside my house. I snapped it from my terrace where it had fed on the fruit put out. Urban residential area.


These mynas are not as common as the common myna or Indian myna (Acridotheres tristis) but this year a pair has raised a chick and I sometimes see the family together. The chick is almost fledged now.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Oct 27, 2021
Submitted on Oct 27, 2021

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