15 July 2009

Common Myna

The Common Myna which originates from India is less easier to see than the Javan Myna, not that they are not abundant here. From my observation, the Common Myna or Tiong Gembala Kerbau in Malay, often forage in pairs rather than flocking like the Javan Myna.

Common Myna fetching nesting material
This Common Myna is tugging at the dried vegetation,maybe it is collecting nesting material

Sometimes can see the the baldies, maybe old birds, I dont know..

Old Common Myna
Common Myna @ Indian Myna
Tiong Gembala Kerbau
Acridotheres tristis

but its eyes are beautiful, like gems put in a circular manner.

1 comment:

  1. Never seen this old bird.
    But I had seen them fighting, that one of the looser lost part of its scalp feather.


Sweets or Stones, it must worth something..jot it down!