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Common Hill Myna

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The common hill myna (sometimes spelled "mynah") with the scientific name

Gracula religiosa is a member of the family Sturnidae and the resident of South Asia and Southeast Asia. This friendly and perky bird is found in various parts of India.

These birds formerly referred as hill myna, is the myna bird species most commonly spotted in aviculture. There are about 12 hill myna sub species known to exist in various places like India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Java, Sumatra, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Philippines. The quick classification of the common hill myna is as below,

Scientific Classification

 Kingdom  Animalia  
 Phylum   Chordata 
 Class   Aves 
 Subclass   Neornithes 
 Superorder  Neoaves
 Order  Passeriformes
 Suborder  Passeri
 Family  Sturnidae
 Genus  Gracula
 Species  G. religiosa

Physical Characteristics:

Hill myna has a green-glossed black plumage with bright orange-yellow patches on naked skin. They are jet-black birds with purple tinges and fleshy wattles over the head and neck.

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