Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)

The Bank Myna bird, also known as the Common Myna or Indian Myna, is a medium-sized bird that is highly adaptable and has become a common sight in urban, suburban and rural habitats across its native range. The bird is native to South Asia where it is found throughout the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, and parts of Southeast Asia but has been introduced to many other parts of the world, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The Bank Myna bird is a social bird that typically lives in groups and feeds on a variety of items including insects, fruit, seeds, and garbage. They are often seen perched on rooftops or phone lines, and their distinctive call is a cacophony of whistles, buzzes, and squawks.

The bird is highly adaptable and can survive in a wide range of environments, including urban and suburban areas, agricultural land, and forest habitats. It is often considered to be a pest species due to its habit of feeding on fruit crops, competing with native birds for resources, and causing problems in urban areas by creating noise and mess.

Despite being perceived as a pest species, the Bank Myna bird is also a popular pet bird and has been introduced to many parts of the world for this reason. It is known for its ability to mimic human speech and its clear and melodious whistle, making it a popular choice for pet owners and bird enthusiasts.

Overall, the Bank Myna bird is a fascinating and adaptable bird that has become a common sight across many parts of the world. While it may be seen as a pest species and cause problems in some areas, it is also appreciated for its unique vocalizations and popularity as a pet bird.

Other names

Acridotheres ginginianus



Bank Myna

minà de ribera



crno-sivi čvorak

majna břehová

Grå Maina



Martin des berges


Maina degli argini


krantinė maina


majna norowa


Береговая майна

Siva mina

škorec pobrežný

Miná ribereño


Dere Çiğdecisi

майна берегова

hindu menjó

krastu maina