In Hawkes Bay and north of here in The North Island lives a non-native passerine from Asia called a Myna Bird. It's not to be confused with the Common Hill Myna (often spelt Mynah in the UK) although they are, I think, both members of the Starling family. The Myna to which I am referring is very common in the neighbourhood and for some inexplicable reason spends a lot of time feeding on the roadsides in it's habitat areas. It struts around the croquet lawns and the paddock in front of The Cottage. From the photo you get no idea of its size which is about 24cm or just under 10inches long.
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