Hill myna


Hill myna (Gracula religiosa intermedia)

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.

Category: Birds

Breeding duration: 14 days

Reproduction: clutch size 2-3 eggs

food: fruits, berries, insects

Danger: not endangered

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