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Acridotheres ginginianus

Acridotheres ginginianus
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/8, 1/105 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-03 3:52
Viewed: 3716
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Acridotheres ginginianus.
Common name: Bank Myna.
Common Hindi name: Ganga Myna.
A stocky, bluish-grey mynah with a deep orange bill and eye patches. Noticeably smaller and greyer than the Common Mynah. Pale bluish grey. Naked skin round eyes brick-red. Wing-patch and tips of tail-feathers pinkish buff.
Sexes are alike. Juveniles are paler and browner.
Gregarious, often in flocks even during breeding season. Usually very tame and confiding, often seen on railway stations, sauntering confidingly along platforms, in and out of the feet and baggage of passengers, picking up bits of food. Haunts municipal refuse dumps for scraps and tidbits and attends on grazing cattle for insects. Also seen in markets, surreptitiously hopping onto vendors' handcarts to steal scraps. Often following herds of cattle.
Voice somewhat softer than that of Common Myna.
Distributed all over South Asia from Sind, Pakistan to Bangladesh.

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One's poison the other's meal. An exotic bird to many it seems a disturbingly common species. I think a slightly less cropped landscape would increase the feeling of agricultural landscape

Hello Nirmal,

A lovely capture of this colony of the Bank Myna with excelent details, superb composition and good colors.
TFS and Regards,


Hi Nirmal, nice to see this birds, they have great colours and poise...TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-03 10:46]

Hi Nirmal,

A wonderful shot of these Bank Mynas in assorted poses. I love how some are on the rocks and some on the branches. Beautiful colors, nice setting, and a fine composition.


Hi Nirmal,

Good composition of the maina's.
Natural colours and good of shapness.

Regards Gert

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-03 15:49]

Hi Nirmal,excellent pic,i like a lot tha position of this bird and the sharpness of image,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Nirmal,
Amazing sharpness with a good low pov in depth in this beautiful shot!
very good colouration with perfect details!
a pleasing composition
well done

Hi Nirmal,
A beautiful capture of this group of Bank Mynas. Excellent sharp details and outstanding composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-03-04 3:19]

Hello Nirmal,
Very nice picture;good details, nice colours and fine composition.
Well done


Very interesting birds, and a nice shot of the flock.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-04 8:16]

Hello Nirmal,
Great capture of these Myna birds; I've never seen so many at the same time! Very well composed and fine details and colours.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-05 4:07]

Hi Nirmal,
Wonderful shot of these bunch of Mynas taking rest. Lovely colours and you have captured some nice poses. I like this country-side view with the lush green paddy field at the background. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Nirmal, great composition with a lot of birds, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-03-06 5:59]

Very nice shot and beautiful birds Dear Nirmal. Their backs look like cows. Great shot.

i must say they do lokk menacing!
but they are nonetheless beautiful and your capture of the group is impressive
bravo tfs

Hi Nirmal,
A real quality image my friend.The detail is crystal clear and the colours natural with good contrast.Quite comic how they are all sitting on the logs and looking out over the field.....like supporters of a football match :-)
Regards, David

  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-03-12 11:16]

Ola Nirmal
Belissima foto deste bando de aves, a composição ficou muito boa, a nitidez esta excelente .

Hello Nirmal,
You have a whole family here. Very nice picture. Showing the birds in its natural surrounding. Lovely composition.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-04-30 17:07]

Hi Nirmal,
Very beautiful photo with a nice environment and BG. The composition an originality are very nice.

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