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Urban Adaptation: Common Mynas Find New Homes in Metro Construction

Amidst the bustling Metro Rail construction in Perumbakkam-Sholinganallur, the common myna, Acridotheres tristis, has ingeniously adapted to its changing environment. These resilient birds have repurposed holes in the cantilever pier caps of Metro pillars as nesting sites, sparing them the effort of finding natural crevices.

This adaptation highlights their remarkable ability to thrive in urban settings, even as traditional nesting trees disappear. The Metro Rail engineers, inadvertently aiding this process, illustrate a unique coexistence between human infrastructure and wildlife. This phenomenon showcases the myna’s tenacity and innovative survival strategies in a rapidly urbanizing landscape.