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05-OCT-2003 Copyright 2005 Robert

Yellow-faced Myna

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific name: Mino dumontii (Lesson, 1827).

Mynas are part of the family "Sturnidae", along with the starlings and oxpeckers. This is a group of passerine birds which occur naturally only in eastern Asia, although several
species have been introduced to North America and the Common Myna to south-eastern Australia, where it is regarded as a pest species.

"Mynah" is not a biological classification within the Starling family, but rather a geographical one. "Mynah" ("maina") is the Hindi word for Starling, and this name has tended
to be applied to Starling species native to southern and southeastern Asia and the southwest Pacific.

For backyard feeders: try Birds-Out-Back.

Books: Starlings and Mynas

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/100s f/6.3 at 145.0mm iso800 with flash (1.4TC)
full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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