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Great (White-vented) Myna Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Acridotheres fuscus
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Pale-bellied Myna is a medium-sized greyish passerine which shows a prominent white patch in the wings in flight (length 23 cm, wing 12.5 cm, bill 2.2 cm, tarsus 4 cm, tail 8 cm). It is blackish-grey above and uniform dark grey below. It has a whitish vent, white patches in the wing and a white tip to its tail. It has a tuft of longer feathers from above the bill over the front of the crown. Its irises are reddish to orange-brown, the bill is orange-yellow, and its legs and feet are wax-yellow. The male and the female look alike. It breeds in April-May. It feeds on fruits, berries, grains, nectar 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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Vijay Anand Ismavel (www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismavel ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mandar Bhagatmore information, please contact us.