The common mynah is not always well appreciated in countries where it has crowded out native species. In India, where it is native, it is a boon to farmers because it dines on crop pests. It is also appreciated as a pet because of its keen intelligence and ability to mimic human language.
A woman in Hawaii found a baby mynah that had fallen from a nest. In just over a year the bird had mastered a wide range of phrases and sounds. This is just one of the videos on the site. Check out the others to witness Jack’s large vocabulary and affectionate nature.