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  Factsheets: Common Myna
The Common Myna is closely associated with human habitation along the east and south-east coasts of Australia.
Common Mynas are accomplished scavengers, feeding on almost anything, including insects, fruits and vegetables, scraps, pets' food and even fledgling sparrows.
In southern Asia Common Mynas are not generally considered to be pests, as flocks follow the plough to feast on the insects and grubs turned up with the soil.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/common_myna.htm   (496 words)

 Common Myna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mynas in India are also regarded as symbols of undying love, because they often pair for life and maina is also sometimes used as a term of endearment for young girls.
Common Indian Mynas were brought to Melbourne in 1862 to control insect pests in market gardens, but even though they were not successful at this, they were taken from Melbourne to many other places in Australia, including north Queensland, where it was thought they would control insect pests of sugar cane.
Common Indian Mynas can be an economic problem because they damage fruit and grain crops and their noise and smell can be annoying where they are in large numbers.
sres.anu.edu.au /associated/myna/pubs.html   (566 words)

 The Common Myna - A Cane Toad on Wings
The introduction of the Common Myna occurred in south eastern Australia in1863 when 42 birds were released in Melbourne.
Common Mynas have been known to throw Crimson Rosella eggs out of a hollow in order to claim it as their own territory.
The spread of the Common Myna into further regions of the Shire is sure to have a detrimental effect on local birdlife, in particular those species that nest in hollows such as parrots, cockatoos and kookaburras to name but a few.
www.anglesea-online.com.au /wildLIFE/Common-Myna01.asp   (558 words)

 Please myna your manners - Ipswich Queensland Times - Dec 28 2004 7:00AM - localnews
The Indian or common myna bird, introduced to Australia in the 1800s, has infiltrated suburban back yards in the past two years, according to Queensland Museum ornithologist Greg Czechura.
The myna, not to be confused with the native noisy miner which is grey in colour, is a socially aggressive bird that overtakes tree hollows and evacuates its occupants including possums and lorikeets.
Mynas are known to nest in house eaves, posing a fire hazard, and can cause lice infestations.
www.qt.com.au /storydisplay.cfm?storyid=3618078&thesection=localnews&thesubsection=&thesecondsubsection=   (276 words)

 Common Myna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In eastern Australia feral mynas have become a major urban nuisance, pose potential health risks to humans and livestock and have serious, negative impacts on biodiversity.
Mynas in Australia are feral animals that can be legally destroyed, but are protected by law from cruelty.
This page describes how trapped mynas are humanely killed by a method that is considered to be humane by animal welfare organizations around the world.
www.anu.edu.au /srmes/wildlife/myna.html   (336 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Indian mynah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis, is a myna, a member of the starling family.
This bird is a common resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Afghanistan to India and Sri Lanka.
The Common Myna builds a nest in hole in a tree or wall.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Indian-mynah   (482 words)

 mynah, Acridotheres tristis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Common mynas have been exported from their land of origin, the Indian sub continent, to many other parts of the world by people who like their jaunty “attitude” and clear, striking calls.
In its native India the common myna is called the “Farmer’s Friend” because it eats insects that destroy crop plants.
However, common mynas are not as good at learning to imitate human speech as the Indian hill myna, Gracula religiosa, which is an accomplished mimic.
www.nzbirds.com /birds/mynah.html   (654 words)

 myna on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MYNA [myna] or mynah, common name for a type of Asian starling found chiefly in India and Sri Lanka and known for its power of mimicry.
The common myna of S Asia, genus Acridotheres, is smaller (10 in./25 cm) and not so good a mimic.
Mynas are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Sturnidae.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/myna.asp   (340 words)

 Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis - Martin triste
Common Myna is dark brown, with fl head and neck, and white undertail coverts.
Voice : Common Myna's calls are noisy and varied, ranging from harsh gurgling and subdued chattering, to liquid whistles.
Common Starling Rosy-coloured Starling Spotless Starling Tristram's Starling
www.oiseaux.net /oiseaux/passeriformes/common.myna.html   (753 words)

 Sri Lanka Myna
Sri Lanka Myna (Gracula religiosa ptilogenys) Vorkommen: Suedwesten Sri Lankas.
Sri Lanka: Brahminy Myna) Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus (Rosy Pastor, Rose-coloured Starling) Common Myna(Mynah) Acridotheres tristis Sri Lanka Myna(Ceylon) Gracula...
ADW: Sturnidae: Classification: Sri Lanka myna and Ceylon myna Gracula ptilogenys, hill myna Gracula religiosa, copper-tailed glossy-starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda.
www.specieslist.com /endangered/common_name/S/Sri_Lanka_Myna.shtml   (1230 words)

 Myna Fightback - April - Scribbly Gum - ABC Science Online
Closer to home, mynas love nesting in the roofs of houses, and the accumulated droppings and mites are a breeding ground for disease.
Myna traps are being tested throughout Canberra, as well as the NSW central coast, Coffs Harbour, and Taronga Zoo in Sydney, where mynas are vying with pigeons for the title of most annoying bird.
Chris Tidemann's common myna website: This website describes the Common Indian Myna, Acridotheres tristis, explains why it is a problem, and what is being done to control it.
www.abc.net.au /science/scribblygum/april2004   (1998 words)

 Virtual Bangladesh : Birds of Bangladesh
The common myna is about the size of an American robin.
It has a splash of white on the lower edge of its wings, and its bill and legs are a bright yellow.
People have released the common myna into the wild in many tropical Pacific islands, including Hawaii, where the bird is now abundant.
www.virtualbangladesh.com /bd_geog_birds.html   (359 words)

 Common Myna Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Birds of Canberra Gardens Common Myna (photo by Geoffry Dabb) Common Myna Acridotheres tristis The Common Myna has probably the biggest increase in population of any species of the survey.
The Common Myna has yellow bill much.....you most likely are seeing is the Common Myna.
The myna bird that is so familiar in Hawaii is the common myna or house myna.
www.north-american-bird-species.org /Common-Myna.html   (473 words)

 BIRDCHAT archives -- November 1997, week 5 (#32)
The Common Myna is a different species altogether from the Hill Myna.
The Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) is a relatively new release/escape.
(The Common Myna is, appropriately from its name, one of the most numerous species in Hawaii.) As Mort pointed out, the Common Myna is becoming fairly widespread in southern Florida.
listserv.arizona.edu /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9711e&L=birdchat&F=&S=&P=2140   (343 words)

 Definition of common lisp
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 Noisy Miner
The name is well suited as the common calls - loud 'pwee pwee pwee' and a piping 'pee pee pee' when alarmed - are uttered repeatedly by the members of the colony.
The Common Myna is quite different in plumage (mostly dark brown) and, although it has similar facial markings, belongs to the starling family, while the miners are honeyeaters.
They have also become well adapted to suburban situations and are a common sight in parks and gardens.
www.austmus.gov.au /factsheets/noisy_miner.htm   (353 words)

 Common Myna: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Common Myna: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic
This bird[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] is a common resident breeder in tropical southern Asia Asia quick summary:
Common Starling[For more info, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/common_myna.htm   (709 words)

 Tiritiri Matangi Island - Common Myna
This bird was introduced in the 1870’s and is now very common in the upper North Island, including off shore islands, inhabiting open country, orchards, suburban gardens, parks, rubbish tips and forest edges.
The Myna is cinnamon brown with a glossy fl head and neck, a white undertail and underwing, yellow legs and bill and a bare patch of skin near the eye.
The call is jangling with a rapid medley of raucous gurgling chattering and bell-like notes.
www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz /Fauna/Myna.htm   (215 words)

 Surfbirds Birding Trip Report: Australia (Sydney to Cairns), July 2003
Common Myna C, Rainbow Lorikeet 5, Silver Gull C, Australian Ibis C, Pacific Black Duck 4, Australian Wood Duck 2, House Sparrow C, Magpie Lark 3, Noisy Miner c.8, Australian Raven 2, Pied Currawong 3, Australian Magpie 2, Welcome Swallow c.10.
In the afternoon, I visited Townsville Common Environmental Park and was especially impressed with the multitude of habitats that this reserve incorporated.
Pied Monarch, Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Brown Cuckoo-Dove and Grey-headed Robin are all relatively common in the grounds of the park.
www.surfbirds.com /trip_report.php?id=254   (4956 words)

 Myna - TheBestLinks.com - Mynah, Australia, Asia, Animal, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Myna - TheBestLinks.com - Mynah, Australia, Asia, Animal,...
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The mynas are part of the family Sturndidae, along with the starlings and oxpeckers.
www.thebestlinks.com /Mynah.html   (182 words)

 Sightings of the bird: Common Myna, (Acridotheres tristis) in the upper Blue Mountains, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
January the 18th a common myna was observed in Sanford, Florida.
About a dozen Common Mynas observed in the parking lot of a Burger King in Florida City, the morning of February 28, 2004.
Unfortunately the Henley area has become a Myna haven and they are slowly but surely ridding this area of its indigenous bird population.
www.bluemountains.net /birds/bird.asp?bird_id=208   (2454 words)

 Myna Birds For Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Common Myna birds are taking over the native habitats of birds and mammals...
Myna birds bred in captivity sit bewildered and starving...
Hill Myna birds are popular pets having unique ability to imitate the human voice...
www.animal-lover-gift.info /animal_lover_gift_resources/myna-birds-for-sale.html   (701 words)

 BIRDCHAT archives -- April 1995, week 3 (#137)
Eurasian Collared-Dove: Established and frequently common in all habitated coastal areas.
Common Myna: SandA state "appears to be establishing itself in Florida" and cite breeding from Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, and Collier counties.
Hill Myna: SandA even more equivical than w/Common Myna, citing breeding reports from Dade, Palm Beach, and Brevard counties.
listserv.arizona.edu /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9504c&L=birdchat&F=&S=&P=9885   (607 words)

 Martin triste | Acridotheres tristis | Common Myna (I)
Au dortoir les Mynas émettent une vibration bruyante, même bien après la tombée de la nuit et avant l'aube.
Oiseaux tropicaux, les Mynas ne sont pas limités à ces secteurs.
Les Mynas pondent 1 à 6 oeufs blanc à bleu-verdâtres (4 en moyenne) tôt le matin.
mitglied.lycos.de /ornithologie/page.php?s=&ordre=PASSERIFORMES&famille=STURNIDAE&string=®ion=Asie&pos=20109   (636 words)

 Mixed fortunes for Australia's birds
Declining common species have fared less well, particularly those favouring agricultural areas such as the Hooded Robin, where the clearing and degradation of habitat is continuing to be a problem.
Higher altitude species such as the Gang-gang Cockatoo and Flame Robin also seem to be showing a noticeable decline, which could be an early indication of the effects of global warming.
Many introduced birds such as the Common Myna continue their invasion, but others such as the Common Starling and House Sparrow are showing noticeable declines — mirroring the situation in their native Europe.
www.birdlife.org /news/news/2004/01/soab.html   (360 words)

 myna | Directory of Givmi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MYNA Toronto is a subdivision that actively works in the Greater Toronto Area.
If your interested in joining MYNA or about any of our upcoming events, let us know...
The Common Indian Myna is a medium sized chocolate brown bird, about 12 cm tall, with a fl head and neck, a yellow beak, eye patch, feet and legs.
www.givmi.com /s-myna.html   (216 words)

 Resources on Bali Myna academic institutions
ADW: Hoffman, Susan:...margay Leopardus wiedii, serval Leptailurus serval, Bali myna or Bali starling
Table of Contents for Feare, C. and Craig, A.: Starlings and Mynas...
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www.mongabay.org /conservation/Bali_Myna.htm   (308 words)

 Common Campus Birds
All are resident year around except the Koloa (Pacific Golden-Plover) and the White Tern.
Clicking on the common name link will take you to a page with a variety of pictures of the species.
Hard to see since it is small, flies fast and avoids people.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /biology101/lab/Lab01/birds/campus_birds.htm   (491 words)

 Sturnidae - 椋鸟科 - ムクドリ科 - Họ Sáo (CJV)
English common names: Howard-Moore names (2003) in bold red type, Sibley-Monroe names in bold blue type, shared names in bold fl type.
English common names used by Cheng Tso Hsin are marked (Cheng), omitted if only one name exists.
For detailed information on distinctions among species, see this Chinese (traditional) site on the Question of the Mynas.
www.cjvlang.com /Birds/starling2.html   (275 words)

 Kauai 1998
My wife and I went to Kauai at the end of April and it was one of the most relaxing, enjoyable vacations we've had.
Arriving at the Honolulu airport, we were greeted by SPOTTED DOVES, ZEBRA DOVES (the first of 26 lifers for the trip) and COMMON MYNA -- in gardens right at the airport as we walked over to catch our commuter flight to Kauai, the furthest of the main Hawaiian islands from the mainland.
COMMON MYNA, PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER and CATTLE EGRET and the doves were abundant everywhere we went.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/tripreports/Kauai98.html   (846 words)

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