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Acridotheres tristis

Common or Indian Myna

(Common Myna, Indian Myna)




Acridotheres tristis

Common name(s)

Common Myna, Indian Myna

Main colour

Dark brown

Distinctive feature

Yellow beak and legs, hopping walk, size 23-25 cm


Cairns, Townsville


An introduced pest, this bird is common in urban areas where it can often be seen scavenging for scraps. Aggressive and intelligent it competes with native birds for food and nesting places. Head and throat black, dark brown body with a flash of white on the wings, white on abdomen. Legs and feet yellow, eyes yellow, bill yellow.