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Bank Myna

Acridotheres ginginianus


These Mynas have a brick red bare skin behind the eye . It is greyer on the underside and in this and in the presence of a slight tuft of feathers bears some resemblance to the Jungle Myna. The name is derived from their habit of nesting almost exclusively in the earthen banks of rivers where they excavate holes and breed in large colonies.

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39 Comments (1–25)

Atul 8 years ago

Lol thanks Mark ..... :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great snap Atul. That hole must lead into the Bank... they've got their masks on for the job.

Atul 8 years ago

Thanks Backyardphotographer99!! in fact they were waiting just for me to photograph them !!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

they popped out at just the right time!! nice spot atul.

Atul 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Nice capture... These Mynas are very brave and reach very close to Human civil areas. I find them walking between my steps during my journey in North India.

Atul 8 years ago

Thank you so much all for the wonderful comments :)

DonnaBollenbach 8 years ago

I have always loved Myna Birds. These are very pretty with their red faces and beaks.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

congrats Atul! another one.

Tom15 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD with this great shot!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Atul

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

What a spectacular and stunning spotting, Atul! Congratulations on Spotting of the day!

Great capture Atul,beautiful photo,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Congratulations Pal wonderful spot and shot:)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations Atul! Nicely captured!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Oh wow! Atul, great shot! Wonderful spot! Congratulations!

KrantiAzad 8 years ago

Nice and congrats Atul !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Fantastic shot in every way, Atul. A well deserved SOTD. Congratulations !

Atul 8 years ago

Thank you so much Yogesh ,Sachin bhai ,Arun ,Scott and Satyen !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations Atul!

Arun 8 years ago

nice spotting , Cngrts !!

YogeshSave 8 years ago

Congrats sir!!!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Congratulations on your SoTD, Atul!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Super spotting! Congrats!

Atul 8 years ago

Ha Ha ...thanks Hema :) .... I am a bird lover first :)

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013

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