Common Myna

The Common Myna or the Indian Myna is a woodland bird and also has adapted extremely well to the urban neighbourhoods. They are highly vocal throughout the year. In India, Mynas are regarded as symbols of undying love, because they often pair for life. Moreover, the Common Myna, in India is referred to as the farmer’s friend because it protects crops by feeding on insect and pests. Mynas are distinctive birds as they move about in a walk rather than a hop and many myna species are accomplished mimic and can be taught to speak. The IUCN declared this myna as one of the only three birds among the World’s 100 worst invasive species.

Gujarati Name


Scientific Name

Acridotheres tristis

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Least Concern

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