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Common Myna

Acridotheres tristis


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.


Open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments. The range of the common myna is increasing. Seen here poolside on a small island in Thailand

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

They are all over Australian cities. A pest for sure, but they have the most incredible vocal range or skwarks and clicks and whistles, and I do enjoy just watching and listening to them. Young birds sing away to themselves quite happily, just like little children do. Nice spotting, Mel.

ภูเก็ต, จังหวัดภูเก็ต, Thailand

Lat: 7.76, Long: 98.48

Spotted on May 2, 2010
Submitted on Mar 16, 2019

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