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Javan Myna


Javan Myna
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-08 6:24
Viewed: 5504
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-Vented Myna (Javan Myna)
(Acridotheres javanicus)
Size: 25 cm

Description:
Note black plumage with yellow bill, long crest and white vent. Patch in wing more visible in flight.

Voice:
A variety of harsh chattering notes.

Habits:
An open country species found in fields, villages and cities; also in open woodlands and forest edges, but never in closed forest. Javan sub-species (with shorter vent) has established itself as by far the most numerous bird in Singapore, outnumbering the indigenous Common Myna and expanding north into Malaysia. Omnivorous; sometimes feed on fruits high in the treetops and sometimes on antsin the grass below. It nests in cavities and congregates in massive roosting flocks in the evening.

Distribution:
By far the most common resident and most successful breeder throughout the island. It adapted well in most environments.


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Hi Ang,
A brilliant light, and a sharpness that makes the image almost a naked eye view. Good job! TFS, Regards,
Jesús

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