Saturday, January 21, 2017

Common Mynah at Gir

In Gir Sanctuary went for Safari in an open jeep and we could see some birds flying around. We spotted few Common Mynah in the forest.



It has brown body with a black hooded head. It has bare yellow patch behind the eye with bright yellow bill and legs. It has a white patch on the outer primaries.



It is a omnivorous bird and feeds on insects, arachnids, reptiles, small mammals, seeds, grain and fruits and discarded waste from human habitation. 

15 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Hi Rajesh-
I love the first photo very much.
Mynah is possibly also related to the Starling, which we find commonly in the US.
Nicely done!
Have a Happy Weekend!!
Peace :)

Mosura said...

Ah! I know that bird well. They were introduced here in Australia over 100 years ago and have spread across the south east of the country. They are excellent talkers. Better than parrots.

NatureFootstep said...

Nice one I have seen in Honolulu and Queensland :) It moves around :)

Al said...

That's a pretty little bird.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely nature shots of the lovely bird ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Phil Slade said...

I remember in India how Mynahs were quite common. Here I think some people keep them as cage bird as thay are good mimics.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your bird photos.

rupam sarma said...

Lovely :)

sandyland said...

fabulous birds always

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We saw a couple common Mynas here in Florida once -- apparently they were brought here as pets and then either escaped or turned loose. It was funny because I looked and looked in my bird books to try to find out what they were -- since they are not native to the US they were not in any of my books. It's warm here so they probably did OK out in the wild.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

An interesting bird - and to us,not at all common!
Thanks for sharing this ...

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely captures.

mick said...

Great photos of the Mynah. They have begun to colonize around this area.

Anu said...

An interesting bird and great photos.

Nora said...

Wonderful photos. All bird photos and wonderful scenery are favorites of mine! I do like the way your composed each photo and the scenery.