Showing posts with label Indian Myna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Myna. Show all posts

Jungle Myna Pictures and Detail (Acridotheres fuscus)

Jungle Myna, Myna, Indian Myna,
Jungle Myna

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. 


Jungle Myna in Water Pot
Jungle Myna cooling itself in water Pot
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. 
Pair, Jungle Myna, Myna

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 the common mynas are and they do come close to humans. The scientific name of these birds is Acridotheres fuscus. Jungle Myna is a bird of the starling family like the other Myna birds. 


Jungle Myna, Myna,
Jungle Myna

These are 22 to 23 cm long birds. The color of their feathers is gray, which is darker on the head and wings. We can recognize the Jungle Myna with the head tuft and yellow eyes with black center. The bill and legs of Jungle Myna are bright yellow in color. 
Jungle Myna
It is common to find them around the water bodies. Like the other Mynas, these birds are also omnivorous; therefore, they eat grains, insects and fruits. 
Jungle Myna,

Jungle Myna is resident of Southeast Asia and we can find it in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Thialand, Cambodia and Indonesia. Due to accidental introduction, these birds have entered new territories. 
Back, Jungle Myna,

Jungle Myna makes its nest in the holes and their breeding season is same as of common myna. These mynas are similar in many ways to common myna and we can often find them together like in the pictures below. 
Common Myna, Jungle Myna, Myna,
Common Myna and Jungle Myna


Common Myna, Jungle Myna, Myna,

I am very excited after taking the pictures of so many myna birds and in future, I will try to bring more info and pics of Jungle Myna for you. 
Jungle Myna


Jungle Myna

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

Brahminy Starling, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) Pictures and Detail


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. 


Brahminy Starling, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) Front View


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, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) eating Seeds

Brahminy Starling mainly eats seeds, fruits and insects. They built their nest in open spaces or in the tree holes. Their breeding season is from March to September. It is common to see Brahminy Myna along the unpaved roads and behind the grazing cattle like other Mynas.


Brahminy Starling, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) Bottom
Brahminy Myna gives three to four eggs in a single breeding season and the color of their eggs is pale bluish green. These birds are known to absorb nectars from the flowers. We can find this myna in forests, grasslands, marshy areas, waterlogged areas and near human population.

Brahminy Starling, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) eating seeds
With some patience, we can find Brahminy Myna around us. They are not very common like Common Myna; however, they are also not very rare that we can't find them.

Brahminy Starling, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) hidden in Tree
We can find observe these birds through the elongated neck feathers. The color of Brahminy Starling is pale buff cream. Brahminy Myna is a wonderful bird and I will bring more update on it in near future.

Brahminy Starling, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) 

Brahminy Starling, Myna, Brahminy Myna, Pictures, Detail,
Brahminy Starling (Myna) from Front

Bank myna (Acridotheres ginginianus) Picture and Detail

Bank Myna, Punjab, India
Bank Myna

 Bank myna (Acridotheres ginginianus) Picture and Detail 


As you go deep into the world of birds, then you witness a great variety of birds. I never though earlier that so many kinds of Myna lives around us. Around the world, we can find two dozen myna. The first myna, I shared with you was Common Myna and now, I am going to share Bank Myna and which is also called Sharak in Punjabi. 

Initially, I thought that it is a jungle Myna because of its resemblance to it; however, on closer look, I found that there is a difference in color of bleak and skin around its eye. On some study, I found that It is bank myna. The scientific name of this myna is Acridotheres ginginianus. 


Bank Myna,
Bank Myna
 Like the Common Myna, Bank Myna also doesn't fear much from human and therefore, you get a nice chance to take its pictures. The brick red color of its bleak and skin around eyes is the main indicator that it is Bank myna. Also, there is no white patch on the wings of Bank Myna as we see in the Common Myna.
Bank Myna, Back
Bank Myna Back
 Bank Myna can be commonly seen in Northern and central India. The mainly make their nest near or on the river bank, which gives them the name of Bank Myna. They can be found near the river banks in big colonies or groups. Both sexes are similar in look.
Bank Myna
Bank Myna
 Bank Myna mainly lives around the open water source and we can find them cities and near human population. These birds breed and roost in colonies. They love to eat human leftovers in markets and in dumps. They mainly eat grains, insects and fruits.
Bank Myna
Bank Myna
Bank Myna makes its nest from April to July near the river banks. They give blue or greenish-blue eggs. This myna is only found in the Indian subcontinent. I like my encounter with Bank Myna, I am happy that I got a chance to capture pictures of one more myna.


The Common (Indian) Myna Pictures and Detail (Acridotheres tristis)

Common Myna, Indian Myna, Myna,
A Pair of a Common Myna 

The Common (Indian) Myna Pictures and Detail (Acridotheres tristis)


As the name suggests, this bird is very common in India and it is one of the most invasive birds in the present world. Common Myna is one such bird which makes her presence felt to you by coming very close to humans. 

In India, we can find this bird in big number with other species and subspecies of it. Common or Indian Myna is one bird about which maximum number of people must have knowledge that they exist because they are everywhere and they have best adapted themselves to the urban lifestyle. 

Common Myna, Close Up
Close up Common Myna

The scientific name of these birds is Acridotheres Tristis and they belong to the Sturnidae family of birds. Common Myna is native birds of Asia; however, now this bird is found in most parts of the world and in Australia, it is declared a threat to biodiversity.

The main food of common myna is insects, human waste, seeds, grains, small reptiles, small mammals and fruits. With so long list of food, Common myna can survive anywhere, therefore, we find them now everywhere.

In my home, they come very often to take some share from the dog food, sometimes, when the dog doesn't eat his food, then this time is like a party for common Myna.

Common Myna, Dog Food,
Common Myna Looking for Dog Food

We can find this bird alone, in pairs, in groups or in mixed groups. It is common to see them walking to go close to food or to catch insects. Being declared an invasive species, its population is to decrease in some countries like Singapore.

Common Myna,
Close Up Two Common Myna
These birds are called flying rats in Australia because of their habits similar to rats. Though, they are helpful bids like crows and clean all human waste.

Some people also put common Myna in cages because of its sweet voice and speaking ability.

Common Myna
Common Myna
Sometimes, Common (Indian) Myna poses threat to other birds by displacing them from their natives nest. These birds fit best on the example of survival of the fittest.

All pics by Arvind Katoch