Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Acridotheres fuscus, Johann Georg Wagler, 1827
The Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus) is a myna, a member of the starling family.
This bird is a common resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Burma east to Indonesia.
This common passerine is typically found in forest and cultivation. The Jungle Myna builds a nest in hole. The normal clutch is 3-6 eggs.
These 23 cm 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. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are browner.
They are usually found close to water or rice fields. The southern Indian race has a blue iris.
Like most starlings, the Jungle Myna is fairly omnivorous, eating fruit, grain and insects.
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.
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- Acridotheres fuscus
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Ao Phang-Nga National Park
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
- Hat Yai District, Songkhla
- Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
- Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung
- Laem Son National Park
- Mu Ko Lanta National Park
- Mu Ko Surin National Park
- Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
- Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
- Mueang Pattani District, Pattani
- Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
- Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
- Mueang Satun District, Satun
- Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla
- Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani
- Nong Plak Phra Ya – Khao Raya Bangsa Non-hunting
- Sawi District, Chumphon
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
- Tarutao National Marine Park
- Tha Phae District, Satun
- Thalang District, Phuket
- Thale Noi Non-hunting Area
- Than Sadet - Koh Pha-Ngan National Park
Range map of Acridotheres fuscus in Thailand
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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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