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COMMON MYNA FACTS
The Common Myna is a brown bird with a black head. The bill and legs are yellow. It is one of the starling family. It is sometimes confused with the native Noisy Miner because of their similar names, but these are completely different species.
Indian Myna, Mynah
Common in urban areas - parks and gardens.
insects, fruit, vegetables, scraps
Nests in holes in walls. Sometimes nest inside roofs of buildings. Also nest in tree hollows where they displace native birds. The nest is an untidy structure made of leaves, grass, feathers and other materials.
along the east and south-east coasts of Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Native to Asia. It was introduced to Australia around 1860.
|Common Name:||Common Myna|