Ventral abdominal hernia in a common myna
Keepers say they will withhold food from the common myna
bird when it swears and play tapes of polite words to change its bad habits.
While in addition to these two species, the Common Myna, Bank Myna and Black Kite are thriving in India; Vultures (Aegypinae) and the House Crow are facing an inexplicable decline in their population.
Maximum average of Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) was observed in High Urbanized area i.
Although other urban bird species such as Common Mynas
(Sturnus tristis), Australian Magpies (Cracticus tibicen), Magpie-Larks (Grallina cyanoceuca), Australian Raven (Corvus coroniodes), Crested Pigeons (Ocyphaps lophotes) and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) are frequently seen begging for food in the cafe, Noisy Miners were the only birds we observed opening sugar packets.
Dr Reza Khan, specialist, wildlife and zoo management, Public Parks and Horticulture Department of Dubai Municipality, told Gulf News that common mynas
only attack people on two occasions: when they have a nest nearby or when it sees food.
Tolerance of human approaches by Common mynas
along and urban-rural gradient.
Besides, one encounters species like white-eared and red-vented bulbuls, laughing doves, alexandrine and rose-ringed parakeets, house sparrows, white-throated munias and common mynas
in a park, according to the author of 'Common birds of Qatar' Fran Gillespie.