Species of Thailand

Vinous-breasted myna

Acridotheres leucocephalus, Thomas Caverhill Jerdon, 1862

(In Thai: นกกิ้งโครงหัวสีนวล)

The vinous-breasted starling (Acridotheres burmannicus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is sometimes placed in the genus Sturnus.

Distribution and habitat

It is found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. In the early 2000s it has become an invasive species in Israel, alongside the common myna that invaded a few years earlier. Both populations seem to have started from individuals that escaped from a bird park in Tel Aviv.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกกิ้งโครงหัวสีนวล

Synonyms

  • Poliopsar cambodianus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Vinous-breasted starling

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Vinous-breasted starling
Vinous-breasted starling

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Vinous-breasted starling
Vinous-breasted starling

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Vinous-breasted starling
Vinous-breasted starling

Copyright Janos Rautonen

Vinous-breasted starling
Vinous-breasted starling

Range Map

Distribution map of Vinous-breasted myna, Acridotheres leucocephalus in Thailand
  • Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi
  • Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
  • Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area
  • Bang Pu Recreation Centre
  • Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Bangkok Province
  • Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area
  • Chaiya District, Surat Thani
  • Chaloem Phrakiat Thai Prachan National Park
  • Hat Wanakon National Park
  • Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Ko Sichang District, Chonburi
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi
  • Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi
  • Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi
  • Nong Yai Area Development Project Under Royal Init
  • Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok
  • Pak Thale
  • Pang Sila Thong District, Kamphaeng Phet
  • Pathio District, Chumphon
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Phunphin District, Surat Thani
  • Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • Sawi District, Chumphon
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani
  • Thao Kosa Forest Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
Range map of Acridotheres leucocephalus in Thailand