The Crested Myna is another resident bird in Hong Kong. Unlike most of the Hong Kong birds, the Crested Myna is only native to Southeast Asia.
The Crested Myna is a relative of the Starling family. It was introduced to North America in the 1800’s but it died out by the mid-twentieth century. So you will have to come to Asia to see them nowadays.
The small crest on its forehead and the red eyes make its appearance unique.
Although its upper body is black, there is a white patch underneath each wing.
The Crested Mynas are not shy birds. Very often they can be seen in small flocks almost everywhere, from the top of buildings,
even the lamp posts。
They like to keep themselves clean and often enjoy taking a bath in the river even in the cold winter days.
They are extremely noisy and are often seen singing loudly in the trees.
The Crested Myna is a very good mimic too. It is famous for mimicking human language and is a popular cage bird in China.