“Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) are common in Singapore. Saw a number of juveniles. This juvenile and adult allowed for close observation (below left).
“Note the classical ‘begging’ style – a shot video of activity above.
“Note also that the juvenile has blue iris compared to the pale yellow of the adult (above right).”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
5th March 2011
Note: Although a very common species, the Javan Myna has always been overlooked by local birdwatchers. Only during the last few years has it received the rightful attention it deserves – as videographers and some photographers find their behaviour fascinating and worthy of documenting: harassing a monitor lizard, quarreling, anting, nectar feeding, feeding behaviour, albinism and many others.