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Jungle Myna Pictures and Detail (Acridotheres fuscus)

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Jungle Myna Pictures and Detail-
Around us, we can find many birds and even among common birds, we can find many varieties. The same is true for Myna birds. Earlier, I shared with you Pied Myna, Common Myna, Bank Myna and Brahminy Mayna. Now it is time for Jungle Myna. From the name of Jungle Myna, we can conclude that this Myna is found in the Jungle alone; however, it is not true. This Myna is commonly found in the jungle, however, we can find in good numbers around civilization. 

I got a chance to do the all this photoshop of Jungle Myna from my village and city homes. Jungle Myna can be seen with common myna looking for food. In a big group, we can find both common myna and Jungle myna. Though, Jungle Myna are not as common as the common myna and we don't find them very often. However, with some patience, we can easily find some of Jungle Myna around us. 

It is common to find Jungle Myna in pairs or groups. Both sexes of Jungle Myna look alike. Jungle Mynas are also as naughty as…

Amur (White) Wagtail Pictures and Detail

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Amur (White) Wagtail Pictures and Detail- 
Today, it is time for Amur Wagtail which is a subspecies of White Wagtail. This is third wagtail, I am sharing with you after Grey Wagtail and Grey-headed or Dark-headed Wagtail. The scientific name of this bird is Motacilla albaleucopsis. Amur Wagtail belongs to the Wagtail family of birds. We can find these birds over a long geographical range spread in the areas of South east Asia, India, China, Japan and Oceania. 



Amur wagtail is a very sweet and friendly small wagtail. This wagtail mainly has combination of White, Black and gray colors on its body. It is quite pretty to observe the dark black eyes on the white face. The head of White Wagtail is black and we can find a black color on the front chest like a child's bib. The size of this wagtail is from 16 to 19 cm. 
This bird is so friendly that it comes very close to you and often tries to carefully examine you. This is the most friendly birds, I found after Gold-billed Magpie. White Wag…

Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling Pictures and Detail

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Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling Pictures and Detail-
Today, it's time for another Myna i.e. Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling. The last Myna, I shared with you were Brahminy Myna, Bank Myna and Common Myna. Like the other Mynas, Pied Myna is also a common bird; however, less common than other Common Myna and Bank Myna. These are very social birds and from the last two years, I am seeing a pair of Pied Myna making nest at the same location. These birds are slightly shy than the common myna and avoid coming close to humans. However, they also live near to humans and we can find them near the human population in villages and cities. 


They also love to eat human food leftover by them. It is a routine at our home to give morning first chapatis to the crows and other birds and sometimes, Pied Myna do come to eat the chapatis. 
The scientific name of Pied Myna is Gracupica contra.  Pied Myna belongs starling species and this bird is mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia…

Brahminy Starling (Myna) Pictures and Detail (A bird with Elongated Feathers)

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Brahminy Starling (Myna) Pictures and Detail- 
Today, I will be discussing third Myna, which is called Brahminy Starling or Brahminy Myna. Earlier, I wrote about Bank Myna and Common (Indian) Myna. Like these Myna, Brahminy Myna can be commonly seen in many places. Like the other Myna, these are also not much shy of humans and they come close to human beings. 
The scientific name of Brahminy Myna is Sturnia pagodarum and they belong to sterling family. Mostly, we see them in pairs or in a group of birds. Brahminy Myna belongs to the Indian Subcontinent and we can find them in countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and some parts of Pakistan. 



Like the Common Myna, they also like to live close to human habitats and we can easily observe them in cities and villages. In winters these birds visit hot places like Sri Lanka and in summers, they go to cold places like the Himalayas. They are mainly found in the plains or in lower hills.



Brahminy Starling mainly eats seeds, fruits and insects…

Scaly-breasted (Spotted) Munia Pictures and Detail (Beautiful Tiny Birds)

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Scaly-breasted (Spotted) Munia Pictures and Detail-  I was trying to capture pictures of these tiny birds from many days; however, failed many times because they disappear in few seconds. After many tries, I got few of pictures of Scaly-breasted Munia also called spotted Munia. The scientific name of this bird is Lonchura punctulata.


Scaly-breasted Munia is a popular pet bird and many people capture them in cages which I don't like and admire because I love birds in their free environment. They are also called nutmeg mannikin or spice finch by people who trade them. Spotted Munia are small sized birds and sometimes, we may miss to notice them. They are native to tropical Asia and can be spotted in many parts.



The amazing thing about this bird is that we can find 11 sub species of them which are slightly varying in color and size. This shows that how amazing and complex our nature is. Scaly-breasted Munia belongs to the Lonchura genus and it was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.


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