1. Its scientific name is Acridotheres tristis and it is also sometimes called as Common Myna.
2. It is a native bird of south Asia and it is found abandoned in this part of world where I live.
6. Their breeding season lasts throughout the year but they mostly breed in summer season ( from march to June) and during the breeding season, their daily activities include scanning the environment, vocalization, feeding and searching for foods, etc.
12. It’s a pleasant delight to see them hopping on the grass searching for their desired food. The quality which I don’t like about them is their screeching habits and they do it so frequently and abundantly.
13. They vocalize in unison which is known as communal noise. They screech when taking off flights or they often screech to warn their mates in cases of any predators close by.
14. In our culture, they are symbol of everlasting love.
15. They are worldwide known for their imitating nature. They are excellent imitator and have an ability to mimic almost any sound they hear and therefore they are very popular as cage birds for their singing and speaking abilities.
Ten must facts you should know about.
16. Acridotheres is a Greek word which means a locus hunter.
17. They are native to Asia.
18. They are lively, aggressive and noisy birds that love to live in pairs or in flocks of twenty to thirty birds.
19. They are easily identified by their brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye.
20. The word mynah derives from the Sanskrit madana which means “bubbling with joy”.
21. They are omnivorous bird and feed on insects, arachnids, reptiles, seeds, grain, fruits and discarded human food etc.
22. The common myna is a hollow nesting species.
23. In Sanskrit literature, one of the names for the common myna includes Kalahapriya, which means “one who is fond of arguments” referring to the quarrelsome nature of this bird.
24. They vocalize in unison which is known as communal noise.
25. They are excellent imitator and popular as cage birds for their singing and speaking abilities.
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