Although psittacine birds are frequently cited as commonly afflicted with hernias, case reports exist for pigeons (Columba livia), (7,8) a common myna (Acridotheres tristis
), (9) turkeys, (10) ducks (Anas acuta, Anasplatyrhynchos), (11,13) chickens, (15) a cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), (14) and a red lory (Eos bornea).
Using the Berger-Parker dominance value, we found the most abundant species was House sparrow (Passer domesticus), followed by Oriental turtle dove (Streptopelia orientalis), Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata), Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis
) and Red collared dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica).
Arlene said she was once walking with an African colleague who was six months pregnant when a myna (Acridotheres tristis
) swooped down and attacked her.
The survey also aims to determine the extent of occupation by other species especially Black Rat and Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
. During the survey multiple kingfisher nests with eggs and chicks have been located and these are being monitored by Camera traps to indicate if any interference from alien species are present.
Maximum average of Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis
) was observed in High Urbanized area i.e.
Species: Acridotheres tristis
(House Myna); Acridotheres cristatellus (Crested Myna).
A fall resulting in a midline tear and true hernia also has been reported previously in a common myna (Acridotheres tristis
The most dominant species were house crow, Corvus splendens (n=2518), house sparrow, Passer domesticus (n=772), common myna, Acridotheres tristis
(n=327), black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax (n=190) and jungle babbler, Turdoides striatus (n=186).
They have been documented in domestic chickens, (7,26,27) 3 budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), (11,28) a Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora), (29) a common mynah bird (Acridotheres tristis
), (1) a finch, (30) a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), (16) a canary (Serinus canarius), (31) and a scarlet macaw (Ara macao) (12) (Table 1).
Six nests of common myna Acridotheres tristis
were recorded at two sites out of five (Tables II, III; Fig.2 A); the preferred tree species for nesting included Acacia nilotica (n = 4) and Eucalyptus camaldulensis (n = 2).
Yellow-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus goiavier was the most abundant bird species of Marsh Swamp (11.81 +- 1.30 birds/ha), and Dryland (13.93 +- 1.42 birds/ha), Jungle Myna - Acridotheres tristis
(8.43 +- 2.07 birds/ha) for Open Water Body while Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata (31.52 +- 4.75 birds/ha) and Pink- necked Green Pigeon - Treron vernans (19.99 +- 4.52 birds/ha) was the most dominant species of Lotus Swamp and Shrub Patches, respectively.