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22cm (8Â¾ in). A smallish Myna, locally called Ganga Maina.
This is a monotypic species.
Cultivated areas (often near cattle) and cities.
Forms large communal roosts all year, often in sugar cane or reedbeds, also in trees or on buildings.
Omnivorous. Feeds on animal food, fruit, seeds and food waste.
Breeding season mainly from April to June. A monogamous species. Excavates a tunnel in a river bank for its nest. Lays 3 - 6 eggs.
A resident species with some seasonal or nomadic movements in its range.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, India, June-2017
Individuals of a feeding party moving through canopy and dry branches and calling on a very hot afternoon. All calls in this recording are by Bank Mynas, only.
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