Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Common Myna Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Acridotheres tristis
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Bank Myna is a greyish medium-sized passerine with a reddish patch behind the eye (length 21 cm, weight 72 g, wing 12 cm, bill 2.4 cm, tarsus 3.7 cm, tail 7 cm). It has a greyish-black head with a small short tuft of feathers on the forehead. Its body is overall a medium shade of grey, darker on the wings and tail, but its large pale wing-patches and tail-tips are distinctively pinkish-buff. It has brick-red coloured skin below and behind the eye. Its bill and legs are orange-yellow. The male and the female look alike. . It breeds in March-August. It feeds on worms and insects.
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:Attan Akmar(www.xeno-canto.org/Attan Akmar), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.