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Jungle Myna

Jungle Myna
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Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 50] (319)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: SONY Cybershot DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-13 10:37
Viewed: 1341
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The jungle myna (Acridotheres fuscus) is a myna, a member of the starling family.

This bird is a common resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Burma east to Indonesia.

This common passerine is typically found in forest and cultivation. The jungle myna builds a nest in hole. The normal clutch is three to six eggs.

These 23-centimetre (9.1 in) long birds have grey plumage, darker on the head and wings. There are large white wing patches obvious in flight, and a white tail tip. The head has a forehead tuft. The bill and strong legs are bright yellow, and there is no bare skin around eye. The southern Indian race has a blue iris. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are browner.

They are usually found close to water or rice fields.

Like most starlings, the jungle myna is fairly omnivorous, eating fruit, grain and insects.

In many parts of Asia, they are kept as pets. As a result, escaped birds have formed feral populations in many countries such as Taiwan.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-13 14:31]

HI Pushkar,it's a pity that you have cut the legs,but no problem,the quality of pic is very very high,fantastic sharpness on the dark plumage,not easy in this light. And the pose too is wonderful,like a movie star..hehhe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-13 19:42]

Hello Pushkar,
You have presented to us a very beautiful Jungle Myna in fine detail and lovely colors. A bit tight on the crop, but still a top quality image. The focus could not be any sharper and you have obtained excellent exposure with no blow out areas. I love it's bright yellow eye and curious look on it's face. TFS.

হ্যালো পুষ্কর,
হাবড়ায় গরম কেমন পড়েছে? কতদিন হাবড়ায় যায়ইনি! মনে পড়ে "চ্যাটার্জী ক্যাবিন"-এ সিঙাড়া খাওয়ার কথা!
শালিখটার ছবিটা ভালই তুলেছো। তবে ঠ্যাং বাদ যাওয়াও একর অাকর্ষনটা কমে গেছে।
ভালো থেকো।
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এখন জোহানেসবার্গ; সাউথ অাফ্রিকা।

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