Tag Archives: Acridotheres tristis

News in Photos: The common myna is a threat to native birds

By Fouad Itani The common myna (Acridotheres tristis) is a  large stocky starling from the Sturnidae family. It measures 23 cm in length, with a wingspan of 40 cm, and an average weight of 120 g. The common myna has a chocolate brown body, a black glossy hood and a yellow patch behind the eye. It has white patches on the wings which …

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News in Photos: The Birds of Asia

A Common Mynah bird (Acridotheres tristis) feed her baby in a nest on a hot afternoon in Bhubaneswar on May 4, 2014. The Common Myna is native to Asia and is an important motif in Indian culture. AFP PHOTO/ASIT KUMAR     Indian Baya Weaver (Ploceus Philippinus) birds fly near their nest on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city …

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