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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. (From Wikipedia)

Habitat:

This abundant passerine is typically found in open woodland, cultivation and around habitation. (From Wikipedia)

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

They are considered an invasive species and a pest here in Australia, and that's a pity cos I really like these birds. One thing I try to notice is how territorial they are, and where their territories are. I see these guys at the complex where I work, and it has a lot of large trees and a wetland area. Myna's live on one side of the wetland pond, and Australian Miners live on the other. There is a street light pole where one territory ends and the other begins. In over 10 years I have never seen the oppositions bird on the opposing side, and I have never seen them fight, ever! Strange. I can listen to Common Myna's all day - they have the most amazing vocal range of chirps, trills, clicks, and a variety of pretty songs. Pest or not, I like them :)

Hariprasad V N
Spotted by
Hariprasad V N

Ottappalam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2014
Submitted on Jun 17, 2014

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