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Jungle Mynas


Jungle Mynas
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Copyright: Ashok Kumar (ashok_delhi17) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 17] (151)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-10 6:30
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Jungle Mynas at Kabini

These 23 cm long birds have grey plumage, darker on the head and wings. There are large white wing patches obvious in flight, and a white tail tip. The head has a forehead tuft. The bill and strong legs are bright yellow, and there is no bare skin around eye. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are browner.

They are usually found close to water or rice fields. The southern Indian race has a blue iris (in the picture).

Like most starlings, the Jungle Myna is fairly omnivorous, eating fruit, grain and insects.

In many parts of Asia, they are kept as pets. As a result, escaped birds have formed feral populations in many countries such as Taiwan.


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