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Common Indian Myna

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Common Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

As  common as Crows here in India, they are one of the most famous birds and have featured in many of our songs too! After having observed them for many years, what I’ve figured is that they will eat almost anything that we throw away. One more striking feature about them is their constant calls, whether they are waking up, foraging, eating or even going back home, which is really annoying after a few minutes of hearing. Normally, you don’t need any help in identifying them, but just in case, check out this list.

Distinctive Identifiers:

1. Blackish head

2. Brown body

3. Yellow patch around the eyes

4. Yellow beak and legs

5. Conspicuous white patch on wings.

Here are some pictures for your visual confirmation.

Common Indian Mynas

Common Indian Mynas

Common Indian Myna

Common Indian Myna

Common Indian Myna

Common Indian Myna

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About Avinash Hindupur

Dreamer, Creator, Speaker, Mentor. @iitguwahati alum, Creator of @deephunt_in. | Interested in all things data and machine learning.


12 thoughts on “Common Indian Myna

  1. Beautiful capture of beautiful birds.

    Posted by steve's pictures | February 26, 2012, 11:29 PM
  2. We have a flock of introduced mynahs here locally in South Florida (US). I see them frequently in the market parking lot.

    Posted by Bill | February 27, 2012, 1:31 AM
  3. Nice capture. In India, these mynahs and also parrots are taken as the best example for a lovely pair, because once they choose their partner, won’t be apart till their last breath..

    Posted by janakiprasad | February 27, 2012, 12:02 PM
  4. Its a common bird in India. But you presented it very nicely. Photographs are beautiful.

    Posted by Anil m | February 27, 2012, 3:28 PM
  5. Lovely pics!

    Posted by mehmudah | February 27, 2012, 11:40 PM


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