“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.
“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