Javan Myna – juvenile feeding calls

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Juvenile Javan Myna.

“Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) have continued their extension up the peninsula and are now established in Ipoh. Saw 2 adults feeding a single juvenile today. Prey included a beetle and a worm. The worm was initially too difficult to handle and was retrieved by the adult, re-positioned and offered again. Notice the light blue iris in juvenile.

“The juvenile Javan Mynas have very similar feeding calls to the Jungle Mynas (Acridotheres fuscus) (above). As a paediatrician I am familiar with crying babies and how distressing this can be for parents and staff. But the juvenile Javan Mynas must drive their parents insane with their incessant calls.

MynaJ-jv calls-sono

“The sonogram and waveform is given above.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
10th February 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

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