1340 Cedar Waxwing

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Cushman Trail
Gig Harbor, Washington
June 13, 2017

Not a great photo. This bird flew up in a tree near me, and was gone after I took one photo. Cedar Waxwings are so beautiful that I just had to post it.

1103 Common Myna

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Ala Moana Beach Park
Honolulu, Hawaii
January 28, 2014

Set of 3 photos.

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This one was taken in Waimanalo

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1102 Common Myna

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Ala Moana Beach Park (probably)
Honolulu, Hawaii
January 28, 2014

This is the first set of two I photographed while in Hawaii recently. The Myna (can be spelled Mynah) is from Asia and has been introduced to many places – including Hawaii. It is an invasive bird, much like the European Starling, and not a friend to native species. They are very territorial and can be aggressive. They are, however, excellent talkers when tamed and trained.

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This photo was taken in Waimanalo, on the windward side of the island of Oahu.

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