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Common Indian Mynah

Common Indian Mynah
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-04-14 2:22
Viewed: 998
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This bird is really so common in urban India that we avoid taking its pictures. I shot it today morning since I had nothing else in view worth taking a nature picture.

The common myna/Indian mynah (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled mynah, 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 range of the common myna is increasing at such a rapid rate that in 2000 the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world's most invasive species and one of only three birds in the top 100 species that pose an impact to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests. In particular, the species poses a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia where it was named "The Most Important Pest/Problem".


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-04-14 15:41]

Hi Ram,it turn the head in the best way for the best pic,common but always nice to see,especially in a perfect capture like that,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Sir,

Perfect timing to capture the moment. Lovely color & details along with that fabulous catchlight on the eye. Superb!

Warm Regards,

Hi Ram,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is shopwing the details of the Common Indian Mynah. The eye contact with the bird is great. Have a nice day.


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