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Nasty Birds are Everywhere!

May 30, 2014
May 7, 2015

Singapore is full of these strange-looking nasty black birds.
They are literally everywhere... bumpin', jumpin'.
The black-feathered nasty birds with yellow beaks and yellow feet belong to the Javan Myna specie.

Much larger than the European sparrows, but slightly smaller than pigeons, they are extremely agile, but not very noisy urban birds.

They are part of Singapore's urban fauna, they're dynamical, curious and they seem to rule almost every quieter street area.

Javan Myna in Singapore

A Javan Myna in the middle of the road at Bras Basah

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Rarely did I see a lonely birdie, they seemed to prefer groups.

But no, they don't fly in formation like fighter jets, they're rather chaotically bumping-jumping "guerilla street birds" - Made in Singapore!

They're cute, but even photographing one was very difficult.
They are constantly on the move, extremely sensitive to people and jet-off as soon as they sense the slightest threat.

The Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) sub-specie belongs to the starling specie.
They're actually abundantly found on the island of Java (Indonesia).

It is without any doubt, the most common bird specie in Singapore.

I even miss them, as I check back, browsing through my travel photos...

These black birdies eat almost anything: food scraps (including meat), insects, plant seeds...
They also nest almost anywhere: on buildings, trees, fields, even drains...

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