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Steve Randall

MInto, Australia

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368 VIEWS at 15 Aug 2014

4 FEATURES at 25 Nov 2013

Capture of Common Myna at Lake Alexandra, near Mittagong NSW

FEATURES

The Birds 7 Oct 2012
I Shoot RAW 19 Oct 2012
The Beginners Corner 21 Nov 2012
100% Group 25 Nov 2013

100 VIEWS 2 Dec 2012
207 VIEWS at 21 June 2013

The Common Myna or Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) also sometimes spelled Mynah (Persian:مینا), is a member of family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the Myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments.
The Common Myna is an important motif in Indian culture and appears both in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature. “Myna” is derived from the Hindi language mainā which itself is derived from Sanskrit madanā.23
The range of the Common Myna is increasing at such a rapid rate that in 2000 the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world’s most invasive species and one of only three birds in the top 100 species that pose an impact to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests.4 In particular, the species poses a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia where it was named “The Most Important Pest/Problem”.5

Nikon D90
Nikkor 300mm with 1.4X Teleconverter
Focal Length 420mm
f8, 1/800, ISO 400

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