Saturday, July 11, 2015

Indian Mynah at Adalaj

When we were in Adalaj to visit the ancient well near Ahmedabad we could spot several common birds in the vicinity. One of them is Indian Mynah.



It has brown body with a black head. It has a yellow bill. In flight it shows large white wing patches. 



It is an omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct. It has adapted extremely well to urban environments. 



They are accomplished scavengers, and they feed on insects, fruits and vegetables and even fledgling sparrows.

24 comments:

joshidaniel.com said...

beautiful :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots of the Myna bird.I have seen it in Australia. Have a lovely weekend.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Interesting! I would love to see some Adalaj shots too Rajesh :)

Latane Barton said...

lots of great info... but you didn't mention the inquisitive face that bird has. So pretty.

Adam Jones said...

Very nice looking Mynah.

Ileana said...

Nice bird!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots. We need some around here, there are five sparrow nests wedged into the attic vent.
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singhalalok said...

Looks to a beautiful bird.

Phil Slade said...

We don't have mynah birds here in England, just their relative the Common Starling.

Marie C said...

He's a beautiful bird! I love the orange of his eyes and beak against the sooty black of his head.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely images of Mynah.

Anni said...

Wow...love the yellow eye patch!! Very attractive bird.

sandyland said...

interesting aspect

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very pretty bird. I like the yellow around his eyes.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think they are quite pretty. They've adapted well in other countries as well (Australia, or so I hear) and we have even seen them near the Everglades in Florida US. (I think they were pets that were set free).

Jane said...

Beautiful shots, I bet he steals stuff like his European cousins do. Thanks for sharing :)

Jeevan said...

Superb capture on mynah! This seems like jungle species.

Andy Wilson said...

Interesting bird.

bailey-road.com said...

Very nice shots of this beautiful bird.

Easwar Arumugam said...

nice capture; the local bird that wakes me early in the morning

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful pictures :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful images !!