Crested or Chinese Myna: Images of the nesting pair

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Further to the earlier post on the Crested or Chinese Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus), this post provides some images of the nesting pairs.

“The mynas were still in the process of building nests and collecting material which was largely dried twigs and leaf litter (see above for close up).

“One partner (presumed female) would do the collection and building while the other partner (presumed male) would keep watch (see composite image of a pair taken consecutively, above ). Both pairs I saw housed their nest under the eaves of buildings (urban homes).

“These images also illustrate that the plumage is not all glossy black but also slaty with a bluish gloss over the back. Note also the whitish bars on the under tail coverts (above, below as well as other two).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

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