Indian Myna by onewing

Indian Myna

I have been out all day today with friends to a photo exhibition and also out for lunch so haven't had chance to catch up with 365 until now.

It has been another hot day but I believe a cool change is on the way. Still no sign of rain though .


Today's photo is of the not too popular Indian myna. The Indian myna is a member of the Sturnidae (starling and myna) family and native to Asia. They were deliberately introduced to Australia in the 1800s to control insects, but it is now regarded as an invasive pest. I quite like them though even if they are pests.

Like many things that are introduced to our country, including camels, cane toads, rabbits etc they always end up being regarded as pests because they seem to breed rather rapidly here. Various animals are introduced to solve one problem, yet always seem to create another.
Beautiful bird and pose...fav.
October 26th, 2019  
They do look attractive.
October 26th, 2019  
I do not like these noisy and aggressive birds but this shot is so good! I think that these birds would even take a camera on!
October 26th, 2019  
A beautiful capture...
October 26th, 2019  
Nice shot of him. yes, interesting comment about introducing something to sort out another thing and yet that causing problems too. Methinks nature finds the balance if you leave her alone......
October 26th, 2019  
Lovely shot!
October 26th, 2019  
Wonderful capture
October 26th, 2019  
Great shot of this pesky bird
October 26th, 2019  
Fabulous capture of this lovely bird. Fav.
October 26th, 2019  
Whether pest or not - he is beautiful ! A wonderful pose and capture . fav
October 26th, 2019  
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Nice shot; didn't know they are regarded as an invasive pest.
October 26th, 2019  
Well he has lovely plumage but I think he heard you say he was a pest, that’s a rather wicked gleam in his eye!
October 26th, 2019  
It's beautiful - much prettier than UK starlings.
October 26th, 2019  
Well you've taught me something new! I had no idea mynahs were introduced to Australia. It's a shame they've become pests as they are such interesting and handsome birds.
October 26th, 2019  
Lovely capture Babs :)
October 26th, 2019  
That’s a fabulous capture of this rather beautiful bird. Many mistakes have been made in the past by the introduction of non native species in places where they don’t belong. Our ring necked parakeet our similar to your Indian myna bird, very pretty but a pest.
October 26th, 2019  
Fav.
October 26th, 2019  
Lovely composition, feather detail and colours Babs:)
October 26th, 2019  
Not familiar but interesting info and I think a pretty bird - wonderful details
October 26th, 2019  
A lovely shot, poor thing, very maligned but not it’s fault as usual we only have ourselves to blame!!
October 26th, 2019  
Sweet shot and great details.
October 26th, 2019  
Nice capture! Unfortunate that it’s a pest.
October 26th, 2019  
great clear capture!
October 26th, 2019  
Good focus. We do have them here to.
October 26th, 2019  
Super capture
October 26th, 2019  
Nice capture.
October 26th, 2019  
Surprisingly how soft this birds feathers look...you caught him well.
October 26th, 2019  
It maybe a pest but still stunning
October 26th, 2019  
@maggiemae @casablanca @kjarn @beryl @gijsje @louannwarren @tinley23 @julienne1 @susiemc @craftymeg @photographycrazy @sdutoit @cupofteajudy Thanks. I do feel quite sorry for the Indian myna bird because I quite like them and to be honest we have lots of 'native' birds that do a lot of damage to crops, other birds, stealing bird eggs etc and the poor myna always seems to get the blame.

I am surprised just how many people also mistake the Indian myna for our noisy miner birds too. Noisy miners are native, honey eater family and also rather aggressive to other birds, but nobody seems to complain about them.

I work on the theory that everybody eats something and we just need to live together and accept that life is survival of the fittest.
October 26th, 2019  
Great shot
October 26th, 2019  
A great capture of this beautiful bird.
October 26th, 2019  
I like his yellow "mask."
October 27th, 2019  
Gorgeous eye
October 27th, 2019  
Love how you caught its eye.
October 27th, 2019  
Great details and shot.
October 27th, 2019  
You've caught his arrogance quite well - we have them here and I'm afraid I trap them - they take over the nesting sites for the native birds, kill any babies already in situ and then foul the site so badly that parrots etc will never sue them again. I know it's not their fault but they cause so many problems...
October 27th, 2019  
I'm pleased to say we don't see many of them around our way anymore...the noisy minors, lorries, Maggie's and looked are prevalent 😁
November 1st, 2019  
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