“I was watching this adult Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis tristis) forage on the ground by turning over dead leave to look for worms and insects underneath (above).
“I was also interested in the circular array of silvery white spots in the iris (‘stars in the eyes’) and the discoloration at the base of the lower mandible (above).
“Of interest was the accompanying bird, a juvenile (above, below). As I have posted before (12 May 2013, in OBI database) the juvenile’s plumage is in moult, especially in the head and neck. The bare skin around the eye is increased in volume.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st October 2019
Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment