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Indian Myna

(Acridotheres tristis) - Australia and Southeast Asia

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Lifecycle: Indian Mynas reproduce year-round, building nests in tree hollows, crevices, and other sheltered locations. They can lay multiple clutches of eggs each year.
Behavior: They are highly adaptable and have a reputation for being aggressive and territorial. They often drive other bird species out of their territory.
Vocalizations: Indian Mynas are known for their diverse and sometimes noisy vocalizations, including a range of whistles and squawks.


Diet: Indian Mynas are omnivorous and have a varied diet. They consume a wide range of foods, including insects, fruits, human food scraps, and a variety of small invertebrates.
Feeding Behavior: They are opportunistic feeders and are often seen foraging for food on the ground or near human settlements, where they scavenge for discarded food.

The Indian Myna, also known as the Common Myna, is a bird species native to South Asia but has become an invasive species in many other parts of the world. Known for its adaptability, the Indian Myna is recognized for its bold and aggressive behavior in urban and suburban environments.


Size: Indian Mynas are medium-sized birds, typically measuring about 23 to 26 cm (9 to 10 inches) in length.
Appearance: They have brown plumage with a black head, yellow eye patches, and bright yellow legs and eye skin. They have a distinctive white patch on their wings that is visible in flight.


Indian Mynas are highly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, including urban and suburban areas, parks, gardens, farmlands, and open woodlands. They are commonly associated with human habitation.
Nesting: They often build their nests in tree hollows, building eaves, and other sheltered locations.

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