Common Myna facts. It is also known as Indian myna. Common Myna scientific name: Acridotheres tristis. Here are some Common Myna facts.

Common Myna facts

Common Myna bird




Common Myna facts

Common myna birds can reach 9.1 inches in length. Their weight is between 3.8 to 4.9 ounces. Common myna has a dark brown body, the tail is white-tipped and on the bottom side of the wings a white-colored patch (visible during the fight). Head, throat and upper part of the breasts are covered with black feathers of common myna. Eyes are encircled with bare yellow skin. Common myna has a stocky body, straight, shout bill, large feet, and a short tail. Common myna uses legs to walk which is very strong (rather than to hop) on the ground.

Common Myna bird on grass



They are omnivores. That means they can eat plants and meat. It’s a diet based on snails, eggs, immature birds, frogs, insects, fruits and seed. It occasionally eliminates ticks from the back of cattle. They often feed in the groups and produce a great damage in the orchards.



Common myna roosts in large flocks that occasionally consist of a few thousand birds.


Common Myna



Mating season of common mynas takes place from April to July in Indian areas. They are monogamous. Some interesting facts about the Common Myna bird are discussed below.
Common Myna


Common myna became very aggressive during the breeding season. Pairs of birds often violently fight with each other and the winners got the opportunity to build a nest on the preferred site. They build a nest in the cavities of trees, buildings or cliffs. Both parents collect twigs, leaves, and grasses for the construction of a cup-shaped nest.
Common Myna



The female lays 4 to 5 eggs. These hatch after 13 to 18 days. Male provides food for the female during incubation. Both parents collect food for their offspring. Young birds are ready to leave nest 22 to 27 days after hatching. They begin independent life three weeks later.


Common Myna


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