521 Bank Myna


The Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus) is about 21 cm long slaty grey bird having black head, brick red skin behind the eyes, brick red bill, yellow white legs, and pinkish buff tips of the outer tail feathers. It is found almost all over the Indian Subcontinent. The birds form foraging flocks and breed in colonially. They build nests in earth walls, embankments, and banks of rivers. The female lays 4-5 pale sky blue or greenish blue eggs twice during the breeding season.