It would be difficult to talk about
all the wild creatures which inhabit the desert. For example, there's the
sand cat and the sand lynx.
Many different birds migrate across the desert skies, but there are also some which live there year round: the magpie, the desert sparrow, the eagle-owl, the desert crow... But the Indian Mayna bird is by far the most beloved of all.
The Mayna belongs to the swallow family. It's an accomplished singer, and it can be trained to talk.
They say there was a certain teahouse owner named Ibragim who kept a Mayna bird in his establishment. The bird would greet the visitors by saying: "Ibragim, you have a visitor." When the guest was preparing to depart, the bird would remind its master:
"Ibragim, collect your money!"