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Common Myna

Acridotheres tristis

Description:

The Common Myna is readily identified by the brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye. The bill and legs are bright yellow. There is a white patch on the outer primaries and the wing lining on the underside is white. The sexes are similar and birds are usually seen in pairs. The Common Myna obeys Gloger's rule in that the birds from northwest India tend to be paler than their darker counterparts in South India.

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ShishirS
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ShishirS

Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 30, 2012
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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