Javan Myna’s vigorous preen

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It was an extra hot afternoon and the Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) were taking advantage of a garden fountain to have a cool bath. It then flew to a nearby tree and spent a few minutes vigorously preening and getting rid of excess water from its plumage.

This was not a normal bout of preening where feathers are individual and meticulously cared for at a steady pace as seen HERE. The entire action was vigorously done as if in a hurry.

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YC Wee
Singapore
17th January 2019

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