When a star's talent puts himself in danger
The amazing talent of the hill myna to imitate voices eclipses that of many parrots. But this linguoistic talent also gets them in trouble. Because of that hill mynas are a very popular and a worldwide much-traded bird species especially in Asia which results in a lonely life in mostly small cages for them. In some countries hill mynas are also sold as a delicacy which reduces the stocks even further.
Breeding duration: 14 days
Reproduction: clutch size 2-3 eggs
food: fruits, berries, insects
Danger: not endangered