If you feel a deep antipathy towards Acridotheres tristis, otherwise known as the Common or Indian Myna, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. The Common Myna inspires such loathing that complete strangers around the world find common cause and even friendship in their collective desire to exterminate the brutes. In fact, a number of readers regularly trade murderous tips on a comment thread on this very blog. We don’t condone such actions, of course, but sometimes I have to admire how passionate these people feel!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.