Myna, or Mynah, an Asiatic starling. Some species have deep, masculine voices and are considered the most talented of all talking birds. Mynas are medium-sized birds usually with black or brown plumage, white wing patches, and yellow or orange feet and bills. They travel in flocks, and feed on grain, fruit, insects, and larvae. Two clutches of four or five bluish eggs are laid each year in a nest built in a hole in a tree or a crevice of a building.Mynas have dark plumage, white wing patches, and yellow-orange feet and bills.
The hill myna, the species most commonly imported into the United States as a pet, is found from India to Indonesia. It is about 13 inches (33cm) long, and has black plumage, a rather flat-topped head, and an orange bill. A patch of yellow skin extends from each eye to the back of the neck.
The dark-brown common myna of southern Asia is about 10 inches (25 cm) long. It has a patch of yellow skin near each eye. The bird has been introduced into South Africa, Hawaii, Australia, and British Columbia, and has become a serious crop pest in many areas. The black crested myna of southeastern Asia is about 10 ½ inches (27 cm) long. It is common in Japan, the Philippines, and British Columbia.
The hill myna is Gracula religiosa; common, Acridotheres tristis; crested, A. cristatellus. Mynas belong to the starling family, Sturnidae.