Binay said that based on a brochure provided by the DENR titled "Addressing the Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Philippines," the most traded species in the Philippines namely Philippine forest turtles, Palawan pangolin, Hawskbill turtle, blue-naped parrot, Southeast Asian box turtle, Hill mynah
, Asian leaf turtle, and Tockay gecko between 1996 and 2009.
Also known as the Palawan Hill Mynah
, it is one of the 10 known subspecies of Hill Mynahs
and is the only one endemic to the Philippines.
Season: October to Feb Must Do: The Kanger Valley National Park, home to the state bird, the hill mynah
Hemochromatosis in a greater Indian hill mynah
(Gracula religiosa): case report and review of the literature.
In winter, the bird's body becomes a night-sky backdrop for a galaxy of "stars." Like its cousin the Indian Hill mynah
, the bird can learn to mimic human speech.
It is here that she can hear the hill mynah
trill, her warble piping through the dense sal and moist teak forest.
Species like the monitor lizard, mongoose, Slender Loris, Star Tortoise, spiny- tailed lizards, pangolins, fresh water turtles, Indian tent turtle, double headed snake, pythons, sea horses, sea cucumbers, molluscs, seven types of sharks, Rhesus Macaques, langoors, Tockay Geckos, antelopes, jackals, butterflies and birds like parakeets, Finn's Baya, Green Avadavat, Hill Mynahs
, Great Pied Hornbills, peacocks, and sparrows are fast vanishing from their habitats, wildlife protectionists have warned.
As this writer made her way to the IGNCA on a sunny Saturday afternoon, with her mind occupied by images of handicrafts and handlooms from across the country spread out in all their finery at the sprawling lawns of the IGNCA on Man Singh Road, she had little inkling that she would be greeted by flocks of hill mynahs
making the most of the sunlit and vacant greens of the complex, labour hands resting under shady trees and guards relishing a quiet, laidback lunch on a gazetted holiday.
Here we have studied the liver and proximal intestine ferritins of iron-overload-susceptible (Indian hill mynahs
, common mynahs) and nonsusceptible (turtledoves, chickens) bird species.