28 July, 2009

Common Hill Myna- Mind Your Language

26 July 2009, Kemensah, Selangor

This Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa), local name: Tiong Mas was part of a flock of nine birds making loud calls in the area. We tried calling with the hope that they would come closer but somehow they all flew away! Perhaps they misunderstood us because of the different dialect. A Kelantanese birder calling KL birds!

Sadly, these birds are very popular and are kept and trained as talking birds. I don’t think that they should be talking a foreign language in captivity when they have their own and should be flying free.



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