Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis) is a cheerful, dark brown bird with a striking, bright yellow beak, legs and patch around the eye. The wings reveal a conspicous white patch in flight. Spotting a pair is considered lucky in student folklore and a solitary myna means approaching sadness! It resides near human habitations and is found in the Himalayas upto 3000 metre height. It feeds on insects, fruit and happily accepts kitchen scraps. It makes its nest of twigs, roots and rubbish in tree holes and its eggs are an attractive glossy blue.