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Species of Thailand

Crested myna

Binomial name: Acridotheres cristatellus, Carolus Linnaeus, 1758

The crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus) is a species of starling native to southeastern China and Indochina. Unlike other similar mynas, its bill is dull whitish rather than orange-yellow.

Around 1890, the crested myna was introduced into the Vancouver region of British Columbia. It was initially successful, reaching a population in the thousands, without spreading far from the Lower Mainland. By the mid-twentieth century, numbers began declining, and the bird is now extirpated in North America.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Sturnidae
Genus
Acridotheres
Species
Acridotheres cristatellus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Acridotheres cristatellus

Acridotheres cristatellus

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