Definition of Mynah bird
1. Noun. Tropical Asian starlings.
Generic synonyms: Starling
Specialized synonyms: Acridotheres Tristis, Crested Myna, Grackle, Gracula Religiosa, Hill Myna, Indian Grackle
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Literary usage of Mynah bird
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1. The Penal Code of the Hawaiian Islands, 1897: Compiled from the Penal Code by Hawaii (1897)
"... destroying of imported foreign birds is hereby removed and abolished as to the bird called the mynah bird. §1474. Nothing herein contained shall be held ..."
2. Natural History of Hawaii: Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the by William Alanson Bryan (1915)
"... THE mynah bird. No bird in Hawaii is more conspicuous or more thoroughly at home In his adopted land than is the false mynah r> or mina. ..."
3. Notes on Some Fijian Insects by Frederick Muir (1906)
"... pest in the grass lands and sugar cane fields of the Hawaiian Islands; but their numbers were greatly reduced by the introduction of the mynah bird. ..."
4. Forty Years on the Pacific: The Lure of the Great Ocean, a Book of Reference by Frank Coffee (1920)
"The mynah bird and English sparrow are the most numerous of the winged inhabitants. There are also a number of doves left. There never have been any ..."
5. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"51 Tin-leig: said to mean a comb (V.-St.), i. 426 Tin-weg : said to mean the fifth or central panel of a comb-pattern, i. 426 Tiong : the mynah - bird ..."
6. Corona and Coronet: Being a Narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to by Mabel Loomis Todd (1899)
"Primeval tropic forests crept up to the inn on three sides, and the mynah bird was ubiquitous. A large bird with conspicuous white spots on its wings, ..."