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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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The words perhaps epitomize the mynah bird itself, so cheerful in its sleek elegant black plumage but awful in its raucous shrieks that only the most exquisite inner ear could convert to dulcet poetic tones.
Although my cat might love it, I won't rush out and get a mynah bird.
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.
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What ability do certain species of mynah bird have that most birds don't have?
Magpies can mimick because they are part of the Mynah bird family but it is unusual because they rarely spend enough time with humans.
On the plus side, as far as I was concerned, was the opportunity to go along after public opening times to visit the night watchman, who had a mynah bird which had a marvellous vocabulary.
My serial killings began when I was about nine or 10 and came into possession of a beautiful black mynah bird, a breed of large Asiatic starling that, like a parrot or budgie, can be easily taught to pronounce words.
The yellow-beaked Indian mynah bird, a cheeky creature, appears to sing from dawn until dusk and is as familiar with humans as it is vocal.
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Copyright complications made it a no-no so Scott and Whitfield, now Terry and June Medford, moved to a grass-plated part of Surrey, thankfully minus the mynah bird and Aunt Lucy.
ON returning home from holiday a Chinese woman was astonished to hear her pet mynah bird squawking "I love you", "divorce" and "be patient".