Published: Monday 31 July 2000

The population of pied myna is declining alarmingly in Bangladesh. Being an insectivorous bird, the myna plays an important role in protecting crops. "Random destruction of the myna's nesting trees, increasing pressures of human population and unscientific use of insecticides have led to its decline," said Khalilur Rahman, a bird specialist and professor of zoology of Dhaka University.

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