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Common Myna doing a little housekeeping or nest building. Mynas were introduced to Hawaii in 1865 to control an infestation of army worms. As with a lot of well intentioned new species introductions, the Mynahs have practically taken over the islands to the detriment of endemic species.

Still, I love watching their distinct personalities. Says ornithologist, E. L. Caum: "The mynah is a perky, self-confident, pugnacious, and noisy bird, in many of its actions and antics disconcertingly human. It is gregarious, and the large flocks that gather at roosting time are most noisy and quarrelsome.”

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