Javan Myna and grass cutting

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The Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) is one of the most common birds in Singapore. It is commonly found around human activities like grass cutting.

MynaJ-grass cutter

A pair resides in my small garden, appearing whenever I am there for trimming, weeding or planting. I have been trying to get an image of such association without success. Then today when my helper was trimming grass, an opportunity arose.

A Javan Myna was always behind or by her side, foraging on the semi-bare ground exposed as a result of the removal of the upper leafy portions. But photographing the myna near the “grass cutter” was not easy. The bird was always conscious of my presence and moved away or hide behind vegetation.

YC Wee
2nd August 2016

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