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mynah:

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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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I remember a Bengali colleague of mine (this was before the time when a wily enemy first estranged our Eastern Wing and then created conditions for it to break away from us), who kept a talking mynah, brought from his native Bengal, in his bachelor quarters, The bird was let out of the cage in the evening and was a source of great entertainment to us with its unabashed usage of profanity (which my friend claimed was the doing of its previous owner).
A CHEATING husband was caught out when his pet mynah bird spilled the beans to his wife.
Although no reference interval for bile acids in Bali mynahs was available, this level appeared to be at the high end of the reference interval to slightly elevated compared with levels in psittacine birds.
Species selected for treatment were 2 male and 3 female Bali mynahs, 1 male and 2 female fairy bluebirds, 1 male and 1 female blue-grey tanager, and 4 male red-crested wood partridges.
Wildlife experts say that the refuge of Indian species like parakeets, crows, mynahs, woodpeckers, waterfowl and the few remaining shikras ( falcon) is being destroyed.
The study population consisted of 22 healthy adult common mynahs. All birds weighed between 83 and 120 g (mean [+ or -] SD; 100 [+ or -] 8 g).
To evaluate the potential to conduct population-based epidemiologic studies using multi-institutional data, the quality of data extracted from the MedARKS[R] system was evaluated with regard to atoxoplasmosis in Bali mynahs (Leucopsar rothschildi).
Pox lesions involving feathered and unfeathered skin, the oral cavity, and the uropygial gland were found in Chinese jungle mynahs. Characteristic intracytoplasmic inclusions were detected in the proliferative cells of all lesions.
Here we have studied the liver and proximal intestine ferritins of iron-overload-susceptible (Indian hill mynahs, common mynahs) and nonsusceptible (turtledoves, chickens) bird species.
Abstract: A 12-year-old female common mynah (Acridotheres tristis) was examined because of dyspnea and coelomic enlargement.