Monday, November 20, 2017

Common Myna

In Uzbekistan we saw lots of common myna birds. 
Common myna birds in Uzbekistan.
The common myna (or mynah), also known as the Indian myna, has: (a) a brown body: (b) a black hooded head; (c) yellow legs, bill and bare patch behind the eye; (d) white patch on the outer primaries (wings); and (e) the wing lining on the underside is white. 

It is native to Asia, including Uzbekistan and China, where we saw them, and has also been introduced into many other parts of the world, such as Hawaii, where I first encountered them. It is considered one of the world's worst invasive species. 

1 comment:

  1. That first photo is beautiful. I don't remember them being so colorful!