A to Z – 1 April 2018 – A is for Acridotheres tristis – Myna Haibun


A to Z Challenge 1 April 2018

A is for Acridotheres tristis – Myna Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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A is for Acridotheres tristis – The Binomial name for the Myna Bird

The myna (also spelled as mynah) is a bird of the starling family, a real pest in my hometown, when we lived in the Taranaki east backcountry you never saw them, thank goodness.

They are very bossy birds, and even when I try to chase them away, they will stand their ground and stare at me, most likely thinking I’m mad, which I am especially when they are eating the grapes.

In Australia, the Common Myna was named “The Most Important Pest/Problem”.

Its black hooded head
yellow patch behind the eye
with legs bright yellow.

Hold their ground squeaking at me
letting me know they’re the boss.

This post is a Haibun which records a scene, or a special moment, which is usually followed by a Haiku poem, but mine is followed by a Tanka poem my favorite form of poetry so there may be another name for it, like. TANBUN. Haha.

My future Haibun will be all Haiku poetry.



    • Yes, I have had a nice day thanks, hope you had the same.
      Ready to do the dishes now, no dishwasher here, something I can say I have never washed dishes in a dishwasher yet, I don’t think there are many that can say that, mainly because on a farm, only tank water, must not waste water.

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      • You will be surprised to know, Elsie, that I haven’t a dishwasher either. Keith keeps asking if I want one, but, I always say I’m happy to wash up. I find it somewhat therapeutic/calming; and if the truth be known – I believe I do a better job! Hahaaaa.. Keith just shakes his head.. 🙂

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