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Common Myna

Common Myna
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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, SIGMA APO 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 10:43
Viewed: 3689
Points: 14
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Hi everybody

This is a common Myna .You can find it easily in Bangalore,specially in early morning.
Here are some info about it which I found on WWW.ANSWERS.COM:

Common myna
Acridotheres tristis




Paradisea tristis Linnaeus, 1766. Two races recognized; see distribution.


English: Indian myna, house myna, common mynah, locust starling, myna; French: Martin triste; German: Hirtenmaina; Spanish: Mainá Común.


9.1–9.8 in (23–25 cm); weight 2.9–5.0 oz (82–143 g). Sexes similar; a stocky, brown bird with a glossy black head and throat, yellow bill, bare yellow skin behind its eyes, and yellow legs; juveniles are duller.


Open habitats including farmlands, cities.


Tame, bold, and noisy; usually seen in pairs or small flocks.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Sturnidae

Genus: Acridotheres

Species: A. tristis

Here also is photo details :

Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time : 10/19/2006 7:55:30 AM
Shooting Mode : Manual
Metering Mode : Center-weighted averaging
ISO Speed : 200
Focal Length : 263.0 mm
Flash : Off
White Balance : Daylight
AF Mode : Manual Focus

Hope you enjoyed.
All comments are welcome


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-20 13:24]

Hello Behrad,
This is a nice portrait of the Common Mynah. It is quite sharp and the light is good. He must have got his head wet from the wet grass.
Maybe you could have cropped the right side more to put hte mynah more to the right in the shot.
TFs, regards, Ivan

Hello Behrad
Very nice shot of Myna
Good focusing and colors,
more attention on croppng.


Hi Behrad,
Nice picture of this Myna. Bright natural colours and good sharpness and details.
I like the specific pose of the bird. Well seen.
TFS and regards, Ruud

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-22 18:45]
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Hi Behrad
Simple and beautiful shot. Great sharpnes, details, light, colours and POV.
Well done


Happy Eid to you too, Behrad!
I missed out your Mynah, so I am a bit late in reacting to it.
Very nice picture of this noisy bird which we do not see much here in the desert. It looks pretty against the green lawn.
I remember girls in my younger days chanting the silly rhyme "One for sorrow, two for joy ...." whenever they saw these birds around.
Thanks and have a great week.

Bonjour Behrad
Qu'elle belle prise de cette espèce d'oiseau que je n'avais jamais vu... Les détails sont excellents, merci du partage,
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-02-11 12:27]

Hi behrad,
sorry for the belated comment. nice photo. liked the sharpness and lighting. would you mind if i ask you to recheck on its identity? b'coz i think it's not common myna or otherwise known as indian myna. this one is jungle myna. the indian myna has ayellow skin round its eye.
regards, smitha.

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