BRAHMINY STARLING (MYNA)
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|The Brahminy Myna or Brahminy Starling (Sturnia pagodarum) is a member of the starling family of birds. It is creamy orange bird with a black cap and a slight crest. They are usually seen in pairs or small flocks in open habitats on the plains of the Indian Subcontinent.|
This myna is pale buff creamy with a black cap and a loose crest. The bill is yellow with a bluish base. The iris is pale and there is a bluish patch of skin around the eye. The outer tail feathers have white and the black primaries of the wings do not have any white patches. The adult male has a more prominent crest than the female and also has longer neck hackles. Juveniles are duller and the cap is browner.
The species name pagodarum was given by presumably based on the usual occurrence of the species on buildings and temple pagodas in southern India.
It is a resident breeder in Nepal and India, a winter visitor to Sri Lanka and a summer visitor in parts of the western Himalayas and northeastern Himalayas. They have musical call notes that are long made up of a series of slurred notes that ends abruptly. Although mainly seen on the plains there are a few records from above 3000m mainly from Ladakh.
This passerine is typically found in dry forest, scrub jungle and cultivation and is often found close to human habitations. The especially favour areas with waterlogged or marshy lands
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- [2012-06-03 8:51]
Hola Nitin, que bekkeza de foto y de esopecie, excelente luz, color, enfoque, fondo y entorno, además de una linda composición...saluidos.
- [2012-06-03 8:54]
Very nice photo of this Brahminy Starling in good sharpness and beautiful colours. Fine composition.
Splendid image with a lovely species of starling. The details, colors, focus are excellent. Fantastic contrast against the blurry background....
Le couleurs et la lumičre sur l'oiseau sont splendides.
Belle mise en valeur des détails.
- [2012-06-03 10:20]
Superb clarity, superb light and beautiful details ! The BG is very nice too ! TFS Tina
THIS is exquisite ! Great detail, the plumage is beautiful
Excellent capture of this wonderful bird.Sharp and clear,fantastic colours,light and details.Congrats!