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Bank myna: Acridotheres ginginianus

Bank myna
 Acridotheres ginginianus

Bank myna
 Acridotheres ginginianus
(Habitat Shot)
Bank myna: Acridotheres ginginianus
Gender: Both look alike.
Age: Adult
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Sighted at: Village Samchana, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
Date: 20.6.2015
Another hot summer noon, and yet another thin stream between tall sun-baked mud banks. There's a bridge nearby. Ideal habitat for Bank mynas and Wire-tailed swallows. I stopped to check, and sure enough, I found them both. A flock of Bank mynas living in burrows in the small mud mountains lining the canal and a family of Wire-tailed swallows beneath the bridge. The sleepy nothingness of nowhere wasn't without life.
Smaller than Common myna, slate-grey plumage, black head and a black frontal crest, orange-red orbital patch, orange bill, red iris, orange-buff patch at base of primaries and underwings coverts, orange-yellow feet and orange-buff tip of tail.
I thought a habitat shot would be in order. Why don't you move on mate? Not too welcoming, are they? By the way, both genders look similar.Another hot summer noon, and yet another thin stream between tall sun-baked mud banks. There's a bridge nearby. Ideal habitat for Bank mynas and Wire-tailed swallows. I stopped to check, and sure enough, I found them both. A flock of Bank mynas living in burrows in the small mud mountains lining the canal and a family of Wire-tailed swallows beneath the bridge. The sleepy nothingness of nowhere wasn't without life.
Smaller than Common myna, slate-grey plumage, black head and a black frontal crest, orange-red orbital patch, orange bill, red iris, orange-buff patch at base of primaries and underwings coverts, orange-yellow feet and orange-buff tip of tail.
Taxonomy:

Kingdom
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Animalia
Phylum
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Chordata
Class
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Aves
Order
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Passeriformes
Family
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Sturnidae
Genus
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Acridotheres
Species
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ginginianus

 

#SummerBirding2015 (In and around Delhi series)
 
Photographed at Samchana, Distt. Rohtak, Haryana, India, on 20th June, 2015, using a Nikon D7200 camera and Tamron 150-600 mm lens.
 
© Prashant V Tenjarla
I thought a habitat shot would be in order. Why don't you move on mate? Not too welcoming, are they? By the way, both genders look similar.
Another hot summer noon, and yet another thin stream between tall sun-baked mud banks. There's a bridge nearby. Ideal habitat for Bank mynas and Wire-tailed swallows. I stopped to check, and sure enough, I found them both. A flock of Bank mynas living in burrows in the small mud mountains lining the canal and a family of Wire-tailed swallows beneath the bridge. The sleepy nothingness of nowhere wasn't without life.
Smaller than Common myna, slate-grey plumage, black head and a black frontal crest, orange-red orbital patch, orange bill, red iris, orange-buff patch at base of primaries and underwings coverts, orange-yellow feet and orange-buff tip of tail.
I thought a habitat shot would be in order. Why don't you move on mate? Not too welcoming, are they? By the way, both genders look similar.
Another hot summer noon, and yet another thin stream between tall sun-baked mud banks. There's a bridge nearby. Ideal habitat for Bank mynas and Wire-tailed swallows. I stopped to check, and sure enough, I found them both. A flock of Bank mynas living in burrows in the small mud mountains lining the canal and a family of Wire-tailed swallows beneath the bridge. The sleepy nothingness of nowhere wasn't without life.
Smaller than Common myna, slate-grey plumage, black head and a black frontal crest, orange-red orbital patch, orange bill, red iris, orange-buff patch at base of primaries and underwings coverts, orange-yellow feet and orange-buff tip of tail.
I thought a habitat shot would be in order. Why don't you move on mate? Not too welcoming, are they? By the way, both genders look similar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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