Indian Mynas carry bird mites which can cause severe itching and dermatitis. They also carry other avian diseases such as psittacosis and salmonellosis which can potentially impact human health.
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- Myna is an omnivore. Snails, eggs, immature birds, frogs, insects, fruit and seed.
- Mynas are very aggressive during the breeding season.
- It pierces the skin of different types of soft fruit and decreases their market value.
- Mynas build nest in the cavities of trees, buildings or cliffs.
- Instead of hopping, they use their strong legs to walk on the ground.
- Female lays 4 to 5 eggs that hatch after 13 to 18 days. Male provides food for the female during the incubation.
- Both parents collect food for their offspring.
- Myna can survive up to 4 years (rarely 12 years) in the wild.