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Pied Mynah

Gracupica contra


Also known as Asian Pied Starling, this is a black and white very noisy bird with intricate head colouring: white cheeks, red eye patches, red and yellow bill and black crown and bib. Belongs to Starling family (Sturnidae), and it is of the average starling size and shape.


Observed in urban environment of Cox's Bazar, where it is one of the most common birds. Here, observed in a small agricultural field, (paddy and vegetables), on my walking route between the beach and mainstreet, with plenty of ponds, backyard gardens and patches of wetlands.


Called shalik or go-shalik in Bengali (Bangla).

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ, Bangladesh

Spotted on Mar 16, 2019
Submitted on Apr 16, 2019

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