Common Indian Mynah
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|This bird is really so common in urban India that we avoid taking its pictures. I shot it today morning since I had nothing else in view worth taking a nature picture.|
The common myna/Indian mynah (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled mynah, also sometimes known as "Indian myna", is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments.
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. In particular, the species poses a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia where it was named "The Most Important Pest/Problem".
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- [2018-04-14 15:41]
Hi Ram,it turn the head in the best way for the best pic,common but always nice to see,especially in a perfect capture like that,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Perfect timing to capture the moment. Lovely color & details along with that fabulous catchlight on the eye. Superb!