Nest of the Common Myna

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“I recently (25th April 2015) found a myna nest in the cable connector box on the sixth floor of my block and managed to photograph the eggs. Very nice blue colour…” wrote Francis Lim, Singapore’s Snake Man and Mistletoe Hunter LINK.

The nest was that of the Commn Myna (Acridotheres tristis) which was once common but now slowly being replaced by the more aggressive Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) LINK.

The nest, high up on the sixth floor of a high-rise apartment building is indeed a rare find. Much has yet to be known of this once common species. It is an untidy structure with three plain turquoise-blue eggs lying on a bed of semi-dried leaves.

Francis Lim
May 2015

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