Birds of Kadamakkudy – Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

Myna is one of the most common birds found around Kerala. It is also spelled as Mynah. It’s  scientific name is Acridotheres tristis. It is a species of bird native to Asia with its initial home range spanning from Iran, India and Kazakhstan to Malaysia and China.  The Myna has been introduced in many other parts of the world and its distribution range is on the increase. Like parrots, Myna also can be trained to speak.


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