Kōrero: Introduced land birds

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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10030569
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Sound file from the Department of Conservation

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Starlings and mynas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/natural-sounds/17167/myna (accessed 16 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015