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Javan Myna

Javan Myna
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-08 6:24
Viewed: 5562
Points: 2
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White-Vented Myna (Javan Myna)
(Acridotheres javanicus)
Size: 25 cm

Note black plumage with yellow bill, long crest and white vent. Patch in wing more visible in flight.

A variety of harsh chattering notes.

An open country species found in fields, villages and cities; also in open woodlands and forest edges, but never in closed forest. Javan sub-species (with shorter vent) has established itself as by far the most numerous bird in Singapore, outnumbering the indigenous Common Myna and expanding north into Malaysia. Omnivorous; sometimes feed on fruits high in the treetops and sometimes on antsin the grass below. It nests in cavities and congregates in massive roosting flocks in the evening.

By far the most common resident and most successful breeder throughout the island. It adapted well in most environments.

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Hi Ang,
A brilliant light, and a sharpness that makes the image almost a naked eye view. Good job! TFS, Regards,

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