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4 April 2009

Common Myna

Indian Myna (家八哥)
Mauritius (2006)

27th September, 2007. Nouvelle France

Common Myna is very common in India and China, people in China like feed it as a pet. Some people do not like wild live Myna as it nests in building and damage human's property or overturn the rubbish bins in urban area. Originally Mauritius doesn't have Myna, same as Australia and Madagascar, those birds introduced by French to control Red Locusts (紅翅蝗) on 1763. Stamp illustrated Myna caught a Red Locust in the Mauritius farmland.

Above envelope, also features two Ctenella Chagius (查戈斯珊瑚) stamps which issued on 2007. The information of Mauritius Post says this carol is not very common in there but can be found in the lagoons of Trou aux Biches and Mahebourg/Vieux Grand Port.
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