Monday, March 27, 2017

Common Hill Myna

Hello,

I am sharing another Florida bird  and a new lifer for me. It is the Common Hill Myna or Mynah bird and was seen at the Circle B Bar Reserve. This was an easy bird to spot in a tree right near the parking lot. As far as I know this bird was only there for a few days or so.


The Common Hill Myna is a native species in Asia, they were first sighted in Florida back in 1950.


These non-native birds compete with native species for the nesting cavities. They can eat lizards, fruits, berries and seeds.



Finding lifers on the East Coast is becoming difficult unless they are rare birds and sightings. LOL, I think I may have to move to the west coast and find new birds.  I may have 4  new lifers from the last 5 months in Florida.


Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

68 comments:

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas fotos! Ótima semana! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a pretty fellow... YAM xx

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. Wishing you a nice week.

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty old Myna, love it.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos from Florida! A very special bird. Love to see all of them you show us :)

Happy Monday,and enjoy the new week!

Tom said...

...not common to me!

Cloudia said...

Trouble making birds! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the myna bird photos! I have seen a Myna bird exactly one time, and that was when I was a kid and we were visiting Florida. There was one in a shop, and when we entered, it said, repeatedly, 'Warm out, ain't it!' LOL

Mary Hone said...

Wow, he is great. So colorful and different. I bet you were excited to add him to your list.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

There are mynas in Florida? huh

Debbie said...

congrats eileen, this one is a beauty!!! our backyard babies are going to become pretty mundane after the time spent in florida!!!

Sandra said...

the only Mynal I have ever seen was in my beauticians porch. that was the loudest talking bird ever heard. bet these make a racket to

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I once posted a picture of a pair of mynas we saw in the Everglades ... and got a long angry rant from a commenter telling me how horrible these birds are. ..(I soon had to block this guy from commenting because he was so angry all the time I couldn't deal with him ...the only time I've ever done that.). I still think they are interesting birds even if they are an invasive species. Florida does have a lot of birds and plants that aren't native.... I take and post pictures of everything interesting we see no matter what!

Linda W. said...

Wow, very unusual looking bird. Yes, you'll have to visit the west coast sometime - I'm sure you'll find lots of "new to you" birds out here.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi. That looks like a pretty big bird. The orange marking makes it unique. I've heard of Mynah birds, but have never seen one. What kind of tree is he in? Looks like there are little poofs of moss scattered here and there. Have a great day Eileen.

Nancy J said...

What outstanding colouring, He is regal up there.

Giga said...

It is beautiful, and its orange feathers at the head add to its charm. Regards.

Beth Edwards, VA said...

what a beauty. love that colors. happy week, Eileen. have a great one!! thanks for your visit. hope you and yours are well and having a smile today and always. ( :

Lowcarb team member said...

Love these shots ... especially your last one against that brilliant blue sky.

Happy Monday and Happy week too ...

All the best Jan

Denise inVA said...

Splendid photos Eileen. Love those yellow markings, so striking against the black. Have a great week :)

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Great photos of the mynah bird! I have only heard about them & the funny things they can repeat! Sounds like you'll be heading west in the near future!
Have a great week!

Lady Fi said...

I love that orange beak! Nice shots.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

In reading the comments, I had no idea what their personalities were - I think that despite the varied opinions of them, they seem like a pretty cool bird, but then I don't have to live with them! :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a first time for me to see a Myna bird! They look a lot like crows. I wonder how they traveled from Asia to the US in the 50's? Amazing!

RedPat said...

An impressive bird!

William Kendall said...

Very colourful highlights on these birds!

magnoliasntea said...

Interesting bird. My my, what a beak, looks dangerous to me.
Have a great week!

Caroline Gill said...

That Common Hill Myna is a striking bird, Eileen! What fabulous birds you encounter at home and on your travels, even if you are having to spread your wings a bit to see new species!

Missy George said...

Interesting head coloration..Great shots..

Rose said...

Quite the handsome fellow, isn't he!!! I bet you were thrilled to see it.

Pointy Little Sticks said...

I didn't know we had mynah birds here in Florida. Good catch.

Linda said...

Glorious captures, Eileen! I love Mynah birds, they are so beautiful and intelligent! :)

Martin Kloess said...

These are spectacular pictures.

The Yum List said...

He/ she looks very inquisitive.

Michelle said...

A handsome fellow!

krishna said...

The bright orange beaks are very eye-catching..

Kalantikan said...

Oh we also have myna here. I remember in Thailand they have them at the entrance of the zoo to the aviary. And they greet tourists with different languages. We stayed longer there at the gate than the aviary, hehe.

Birgitta said...

Pretty and interesting bird! Good shots! Have a nice week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e bem "apanhado".
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Christian Perrin said...

Oh we have an exotic myna introduced into Australia and our species is a real pest! I hope this one doesn't take off and multiply where you are...

Stewart M said...

We have Mynahs here (although a different species) - are your native or introduced?

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
this bird is amazing and extraordinary. Good job.
Best, Synnöve

Photo Cache said...

What a beautiful bird. I don't think I've heard of myna before.

Worth a Thousand Words

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful bird... I have never seen one ---but somewhere in the back of my crazy mind, I have heard of a (what we called) a Minor Bird... Not sure if that is the same bird ---or not!!!!?????

Beautiful pictures.

Hugs,
Betsy

Liz said...

I love his head markings! The black & yellow is such a great contrast.

Cat Lover said...

How wonderful to see a Myna Bird in the wild. Great photos! Congrats Eileen!

Helma said...

Ohw ... and again I have not linked my blog !!
so embarrassing but next Saturday I do eht really know. Then I released and can then at least as early at the computer.
Greetings, Helma

Our photos said...

What a pretty bird !

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a handsome bird!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très bel oiseau, jolies photos ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Dianna said...

WOW! What a bird! Thank you so much for sharing...I love the yellow up around its eyes.

Felicia said...

It's pretty and looks to be fairly large.

Crissi said...

This one is a beauty - so wonderful photos Eileen!
Happy day Crissi!!!

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. I think I saw those in India, a long way from Florida. I guess the two places have similar climates so maybe the mynah does well in the USA? A nice newby for you though. Have fun this week.

Lea said...

Interesting, handsome bird
Hope you are having a great week!

Noushka said...

Gee Eileen,
I didn't think I'd see them in the US!!
I've seen them all over the place in Australia and Africa, what a traveller!!
Lovely shots :)
Keep well!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

What an incredible find!! Wow.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful pictures of this beautiful bird.
So special to see this tropical bird. Great!!

Best regards,
Marco

Nora said...

This bird looks huge! Thanks so much for sharing as I have never seen it or heard of it before.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos Eileen! I used to have a friend that had a Myna as a pet. That bird talked more than any other bird I've known. (known?)

troutbirder said...

How neat!....:)

troutbirder said...

Odd looking bird its always great to get a lifer. Visiting our Grands in Arizona

Lynne said...

Looks very large . . .
Congratulations on the sighting.

baili said...

,hope you are doing wonderful friend!
loved this rare looking beauty

NatureFootstep said...

I have seen different Mynas before but this one looks different. Interesting!

Jeanne said...

Great shots of this Myna bird!

Rambling Woods said...

Great photos Eileen and your lifer list is growing...Michelle

Florence said...

I've never seen one-->reason #100 that I should visit Florida!! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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