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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

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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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Keepers say they will withhold food from the common myna bird when it swears and play tapes of polite words to change its bad habits.
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) constitutes 22.6 %, White- breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) are 0.6 % and little green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) are 1.0 %.
At least two bird species: common myna and crow are facing serious threat as the Punjab Wild Life Department has failed to check the business of capturing these birds from rural and sub-urban areas and selling them in almost all big cities of the country.
Its relative abundance was calculated to be 33.8, that of house martin 31.1, white wagtail 16.2, common myna 4.72 and cattle egret 4.47.
Food analysis of fifty-nine specimens of four bird species (Cattle egret, bank myna, crested lark and black drongo) was studied with special reference to the livestock at Balloki Headworks during different months of the study.
Bank myna was observed to be ecologically linked to domestic livestock (cows and buffaloes).
The Myna is a bird of the starling family, native to southern Asia, especially India.
In Nasser's report, titled 'Environment of Invasive Species and Risk Analysis of Exotic Birds in Bahrain: A Case Study on the Common Myna', he argues that something must be done to preserve the kingdom's local wildlife.
The Myna is the world's first invasive bird and is in second place on the list of the 100 most pervasive invasive species on the face of the Earth, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Invasive Species Specialist Group.
These details best suit the Hill Myna (Grande re/igiosa: 25+ cm ~ Starling 21 cm), one of the most colourful (mainly glossy) black, with bright yellow wattles, orange-yellow bill.
If the kosher andrafta was indeed a myna and thus an Indian member of the family Sturnidtw, we must now consider the status of the starlings as far as Jewish dietary norms are concerned.
The identification we propose of the Shahur andrafta with the talking myna will not have met the standard of proof for convincing the rabbinic authorities of our own day that the myna is kosher.