Story: Introduced land birds

Myna

The aggressive myna was introduced to New Zealand from Asia. Its colouring is very distinctive – it has a black head, yellow beak and patch around the eye, and a cinnamon-brown body.

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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Starlings and mynas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/natural-sounds/17167/myna (accessed 7 July 2020)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015