There is a cluster of mature MacArthur Palms (Ptychosperma macarthurii) at the back of my kitchen planted by my back neighbour. It is a delight to watch birds flock to them when they are in fruits LINK 1; LINK 2. A family of Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) has even been nesting under the roof of another back neighbour LINK. So there are plentiful birds behind my house.
Unfortunately for me, the Javan Mynas have now discovered another food source – my kitchen (above). Since a few months ago I have found them entering my kitchen to steal food. I have to keep the window and door closed whenever there is food lying in the kitchen and no one is around. Otherwise the mynas would help themselves to the food.
Previously the Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) used to roam the area and sneak into homes to pinch food. However, they have since been rounded up and relocated elsewhere. The macaques have now been replaced by mynas. I am sure others are also experiencing such bold moves by these very common mynas. I would love to hear of their experience.
25th May 2018