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Mynas

Author/Editor: Zhao Renhui Mynas
Publisher: The Institute of Critical Zoologists
Publish Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-981-09-8310-9
Page Num: 104
Languages: English
Introduction:
At 7pm every day, thousands of Javan Mynas descend onto trees along Orchard Road, a major shopping and tourist district in Singapore. They have been the bane of retailers and shoppers for the past few years, dirtying pavements with their droppings and emitting a ferocious noise with their collective squawking.

Great congregations of Javan Mynas are not uncommon in Singapore. A colonising species, the Indonesian bird was first introduced to Singapore as pets in the 1920s. Now they have out-competed its larger relative, the Common Myna, to became the most common bird in Singapore.

I spent a month in a tree trying to photograph these birds.
Series: 002420
Code: J111.5-AC
Location: WB-5-07D
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