Common Myna, Indian Myna, Common Mynah, Indian Mynah, Desi myna (Hindi), Lalri gutar shark (Punjabi), Salik (Bengali), Xalika sorai (Assamese), Kathayi Kabari (Gujarati), Shale, Salonki (Marathi), Narthan Kuruvi (Tamil), Goranka (Telugu), Kavalamkili (Malayalam), Goravanka (Kannada), Gon kawadiya (Sinhalese)
This Asian bird occurs from Iran, India and Kazakhstan to Malaysia and China.
The plumage is mostly brown, except for the black hooded head. It has a distinctive bare yellow patch behind the eye and a white patch on the outer primaries (longest wing feathers). Below the wings are white The bill and legs are yellow.