The common #myna has brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye. The beak and legs are bright yellow. There is a white patch on the outer primaries and the wing lining on the underside is white. The sexes are similar and birds are usually seen in pairs.
1. The #commonmyna obeys Gloger's rule i.e the birds from northwest tend to be paler than their darker counterparts in South.
2. The range of the common myna is increasing at such a rapid rate that in 2000 the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world's most invasive species and one of only three birds in the top 100 species that pose an impact to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests.
3. In particular, the species poses a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia where it was named "The Most Important Pest/Problem". Also earning the nickname "flying rats" due to their scavenging resembling that of rats. It is also known as "the cane toad of the sky". 4. The calls includes croaks, squawks, chirps, clicks, whistles and 'growls', and the bird often fluffs its feathers and bobs its head in singing.
5. The common myna widely appears under the name saarika in Indian culture from Vedic times, featuring both in classical Indian literature (Sanskrit) as well as in Prakrit Buddhist texts,
chitranetra, meaning "picturesque eyes"; peetanetra (one with yellow eyes) and peetapaad (one with yellow legs). 6. Common myna uses its strong legs to walk (rather than to hop) on the ground.
Scientific name: Acridotheres tristis.
Family: Sturnidae .
Habitat: It is native to Asia.
Lifespan: Approx 8-12 years.
Length: Almost 9-10 inches.
Weight: 120-140 gram approx.
Diet: Omnivorous; Insects, Roots, Fruit seeds, Berries... #nikond5100#nikon#tamron#dslr#officialdslr#birdphotography#nature#photography#lahore#pakistan#lahorezoo#amazingnature#bird#instabird#wild#wildlife#animallove#naturelove#wildnature#natgeo#natgeowild#nationalgeographic#picoftheday#photoofthday#birdsofinstagram#birdsofinsta#instagood#angrybirds@nature@natgeotravel@natgeo@natgeomagazineturkiye
Like a twisted glazed donut! Adventures are fun, well at least I really enjoy them! Stay Positive Be Happy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Playing in the colorful terrain here @brown_eyed_woman looked at its twisted brilliant beauty, nature is so magical!
Rice terrace days away from harvest. Really fascinated with the concept of terrace farming and how it’s used in mountainous areas throughout SE Asia. Helps with retaining and saving rainwater and soil nutrients and is a practice I believe should be implemented throughout the world, being that rice isn’t the only crop that can be cultivated from this.
First 100 Days Of A Panda’s Growth
The International Union for Conservation of Nature no longer classifies the giant panda as an endangered species because from 2003 up until recently the populations have risen by approximately 17 percent. This means that more and more panda babies are coming to the world. But how many of us have actually seen a baby panda? Moreover, how many of us had the privilege to witness it grow? Zoo Atlanta has a lot of adorable footage, depicting these animals going from tiny to giant, and we just had to share it. The newborns weigh usually around 3.5 ounces (100g) and their pink bodies are about 7 inches (18 centimeter) big. During the first three months of their lives, black patches start to grow on the skin, and their limbs become stronger. After 100 days, these furballs are able to walk as far as 3 feet (1 meter) and weigh around 11-13 pounds (5-6 kilograms). It takes about two years before pandas are ready to leave their mothers to fend for themselves. . .
#unesco#panda#pandas#chinese#refresh#china#chinatown#video#mamma#videography#videolucu#wildanimals#wild#wildlife#wildwood#bamboo#cute#cutebaby#cutest#babyface#babyvideos#papa#reborn#animal#nationalgeographic#jungle#forest#papa#mommy#natgeo . . .
Top Shot: Highway to Hail | Photograph by Ryan Wunsch (@ryanwunsch77)
“This photo was taken during a storm chase in the corner of Saskatchewan where I have spent my whole life,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Ryan Wunsch. “The storm was moving very quickly and had just dropped a tornado that hit a farmyard minutes earlier (no one was home, no injuries occurred). Each year I travel 10,000 miles in search of photographic storms but this year my favorite photos came from close to home. My mother joined me on this ‘backyard chase’ and she saw her first tornado ever.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 11, 2018.
Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.