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Bird Myna

By ukgubbi
Thanks for all the views, comments, votes and user awards to my previous upload, which is very very encouraging.

Today's upload is that of a bird called " Myna ".
The bird Myna (Acridotheres tristis) also sometimes known as "Indian Myna” is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the Myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments.
The Common Myna is an important motif in Indian culture and appears both in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature. "Myna" is derived from the Hindi language mainā which itself is derived from Sanskrit madanā.
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.

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7 May 2014 4:24PM
Superb Myna images with good detail & lighting, UmaSmile

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7 May 2014 4:37PM
Lovely duo
Fine images Uma, V2 my favourite,
2 fine images,stunning looking birds with good feather detail.

Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 5:59PM
Wonderful images, especially like V2.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
7 May 2014 6:02PM
Great set...pretty but very noisy birds..there are lots of these in Durban, South Africa
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
7 May 2014 6:51PM
Lovely set Uma, great light and detail in V2. Excellent captures.

ade123 Plus
3 266 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 7:54PM
A great set of images love the colours and light
Very nice couple of shots - can't choose between them and think they go very well together to get a balanced image of the bird.
7 10 10 England
7 May 2014 9:58PM
Two great shots, specially V1.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
8 May 2014 3:29AM
Two beautiful images. Excellent details.
Beautiful captures; v2 especially !
8 May 2014 3:55PM
so beautiful !! v2 is my favourite today though both are stunners
Excellent birding once again , Uma ! GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
Beautiful, love both. George.
8 May 2014 10:12PM
Two lovely shots and love the write up. Cathy
9 May 2014 2:20AM
Excellent work!
Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2014 3:40PM
Hi Uma two beautiful shots, over here some people keep Myna birds as cage birds, and they are outstanding talkers
9 May 2014 5:08PM
Superb captures Uma, especially V2!
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2014 5:14PM
Great capture Uma,

9 May 2014 10:00PM
Two lovely shots Uma..Lin
10 May 2014 7:06AM
A pair of fine 'over the shoulder' images of this unusual Myna bird, Uma.

capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 4:33PM
Two lovely shots.Smile

Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2014 3:54PM
Very well lit up and photographed.... Grin

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