Indian Myna Birds.. a family tiff..

Common Myna or Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

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.

Yet it still amuses me… imitating the sounds of so many other birds…

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68 thoughts on “Indian Myna Birds.. a family tiff..

  1. Myna birds are popular in the Philippines for their ability to mimic sounds like a parrot does. I didn’t know they are invasive. Just like you, I think they are interesting birds too.

  2. They do look tenacious. We have cormorants around here. Their caustic poop has destroyed the natural vegetation of many nesting places around the lake. And when they fly over head, I have images of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, The Birds…

    • When you see these birds in a big group, I think that is where A Hitch got his idea… they also seem to purposely fly by and poop on you… I think these two were sizing me up… moved under an umbrella to get away from them… if they poop on me I’ll send an ostrich up to poop on them…

  3. Good photos and captions Bulldog. Unfortunately for me, they look like the pigeons that sit above my car each day and leave their deposits. I’m sure they’re doing it deliberately!

  4. Sweet story there Bulldog – what a cool looking bird. Like starlings here they are probably getting into all kinds of mischief and creating havoc – still, a lovely bird.

  5. Years ago, the Woolworth’s store had a myna bird in a cage. They had trained it to say, “Hi Honey! Don’t go to Metropolitan.” (the competition). That poor bird. I felt sorry for it being in the cage, but it sure was an attraction. I’d much rather see them out in nature, but we don’t have them here. So it’s good to see them on this post.

  6. They are so lovely! Adorable captions!! Hope things are going well and flowing with your business launch~ love the way the log looks. Lots of Love and make sure you eat your lemons while you have all this exciting stuff going on!! πŸ™‚ ~ XRobyn

    • Thank you Robyn… it is going so well at the moment .. with more positives than negatives.. in fact only one negative and that is because of extreme financial constraints… we could not have asked for a better more positive start, and I’m off again on Friday to see another part of the country and see what reaction we get there… but very very happy so far… Thanks Love to all that side and hows the side press ups going…

      • So happy to hear this! You feel good and Linda too? Keep taking care of yourselves — but keep enjoying all the excitement too! I’m still doing my side planks – they seem to help suck my hip back into the socket. Wish it would stay 😦 I’m also biking a bit every day … and that’s been a joy since walking isn’t so great. Keep me posted! xxoo

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