Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Common Myna Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sturnia malabarica
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Common Myna is a familiar medium-sized brown bird with large white wing patches and yellow skin on the face (length 23 cm, weight 110 g, wing 14.4 cm, bill 2.7 cm, tarsus 3.8 cm, tail 8.5 cm). It looks dark brown throughout except for a glossy black head, upper breast and uppertail-coverts. The white patch in the wing is conspicuous in flight as is the white tip to the tail. It has a white vent and a yellow naked patch below and behind the eye. Its irises are brown or reddish-brown mottled with white, the bill is yellowish with a brownish-green lower mandible and mouth is dark slaty. It has yellow legs, feet and claws. The male and the female look alike. It is an omnivorous bird and feeds on fruits, grains, insects, nectar, kitchen scraps and dead animals. It breeds in March-September.
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;more information, please contact us.