COMMON MYNA


Acridotheres tristis


Description:

The Common Myna is a social bird that mates for life and is often found in pairs or larger flocks. A member of the starling family.


Appearance:

Black head and neck. Dark brown body. Thick, yellow bill. Yellow patch of bare skin around a pale eye. Large, white wing patches that are obvious in flight. White undertail and undertail coverts. Short dark tail with white tip. Yellow legs and feet. Sexes similar. 9 inches in length.


Habitat:

Open woodlands, cultivation, towns, and parks. Native to India. Introduced to Hawaii in 1865 to control pests; now common on all the main islands.


Nesting:

2-5 blue-green eggs. The eggs have a 13 day incubation period. Fledging occurs in 29-35 days. Nests in tree or building cavities, or dense foliage. Mates for life.


Observed Locations:

  • Waimea Falls Park, O'ahu, Hawaii
  • 'Iao Needle State Park, O'ahu, Hawaii





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