ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
Morphometric study of common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) in tehsil Havelian, district Abbottabad, KP Pakistan
Common myna (Acridotheres tristis) is native Asian omnivorous bird which is majorly found in southern Asia and is very common in Pakistan. It is listed in the least count (LC) species in International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Study of morphometric measure of characters of common myna is very rare in Pakistan. Usually, common myna prefers an artificial cage over the natural nesting site. This research was carried out to study the morphometric characters of common myna in Pakistan from January to August, 2020. Two methods mist nets and capturing by hand is used for collection. 41 birds were captured randomly in which 25 were males and 16 were females. For a morphometric measure of Common myna (Acridotheres tristis), vernier calliper was used, tape measure, hand gloves, face mask, small cage for carrying the birds and digital balance. Out of seven, six morphometric characters of male and female’s Common myna (Acridotheres tristis) (Body length bill, wing length, tarsus length, middle toe and tail length) illustrated that females were smaller than the male except in weight, in which female is dominated over a male. In the breeding season, these characters were easily notice.