Mynah Bird in a Coral Tree
Acrylic on Gessobord
5″ X 7″
Mynah birds can be trained to talk, and they do not sound like parrots. If you want to see one that was rescued and taught to talk, I highly recommend this link:
I love listening to this bird’s voice. Their usual chatter includes an amazing range of sounds: the soft peep of surprise that sounds like the mew of a cat, loud squawks, shrill dual-tone screams meant to defend territory, and even clicks. I have placed it in the boughs of a lovely coral tree. They are both introduced species from India that thrive in the mild climate of the islands, mynah birds particularly are one of the most common birds in the low elevations.