A is for Acridotheres tristis – Myna Haibun
#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme
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.