Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Jungle Myna Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Acridotheres ginginianus
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Jungle Myna is a medium-sized dark grey bird with a large white wing-patch (length 23 cm, weight 85 g, wing 12.5 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tail 7 cm). The upperparts and breast are mid-grey, with dark grey wings and tail. It has pinkish-grey underparts, white undertail-coverts, a white wing patch and broadly white-tipped tail. It has a short upright tuft of dark grey feathers at the base of the bill. Its bill is yellow-orange, but is distinctively bluish-black at the base of the lower mandible. Their legs and feet are yellow-ochre and the claws are brown. It has lemonyellow irises with little bare skin around the eye. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on worms and insects. . It breeds in February-July.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Mike Nelson)(www.xeno-canto.org/Mike Nelson)), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.