Jungle Mynas

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Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)

 

Jungle Myna Southern Race with blue
irisesThe Jungle Myna, Acridotheres fuscus, is a myna, a member of the starling family.

 

Distribution / Range

This bird is a common resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Myanmar east to Indonesia.

In many parts of Asia, they are kept as pets. As a result, escaped birds have formed feral populations in many countries such as Taiwan.

This common passerine is typically found in forest and cultivation.

They are usually found close to water or rice fields.

 

Nesting / Breeding

The Jungle Myna builds a nest in hole. The normal clutch is 3-6 eggs.

 

Description

These 23cm long birds have grey plumage, darker on the head and wings. There are large white wing patches obvious in flight, and a white tail tip. The head has a forehead tuft. The bill and strong legs are bright yellow, and there is no bare skin around eye. Males and females look alike, but juveniles are browner.

The southern Indian race has a blue iris (please note photo above).

Juvenile Jungle MynaJungle Myna
 

Diet / Feeding

Like most starlings, the Jungle Myna is fairly omnivorous, eating fruit, grain and insects.

 

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