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mynah:

see mynamyna
or mynah
, common name for any of a number of species of Asian starlings found chiefly in India and Sri Lanka, some of which are known for vocal mimicry. Most familiar is the hill myna, Gracula religiosa, a large (12–15 in.
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mynah

, myna
any of various tropical Asian starlings of the genera Acridotheres, Gracula, etc., esp G. religiosa (see hill mynah), some of which can mimic human speech
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At 6am the park ranger returned and apologised for not telling me the mynah birds were brought into the house in cold weather.
Correcting last week's report, Clive writes: "The truth is that the mynah birds were guilty of a lot worse than wolf whistling at Royalty, by the way it was the Duchess of York not Princess Anne.
Within Ngira, the only forest product harvested (other than rubber) in 1992 was hill mynah birds providing about 9% of household income, while in 1994 forest products had expanded to include tengkawang nuts, shingles, ironwood beams and "trees" that altogether provided about 44% of household incomes.
Mynah birds and cardinals serenade beach goers and picnickers alike.
A pair of mynah birds have established residence in the hole of a palm trunk and seemed as entertained by us as we were by them.
A pair of mynah birds were doing their courting in this tree and woke me every morning with a noisy commentary on the progress of their affair.
But the indiscriminate use of pesticides has eliminated the region's natural predators -- including the mynah birds that used to feast on harmful insects.
Rather like the keisaku of Zen Meditation Masters (the ceremonial stick used to strike daydreaming meditators), the mynah birds were designed to wake people up and try to make them concentrate on that most invisible and elusive of things, what's happening in the fleeting now of the present moment.
Abstract: To evaluate tear production in the common mynah (Acridotheres tristis) using the phenol red thread test (PRTT) and to make a comparison of measurements with the PRTT placed in the fornices of lower and upper eyelids, tear production of both eyes in 22 healthy adult captive mynah birds was evaluated.