French: Martin birman German: Burmamaina Spanish: Miná birmano
Thayetmyo, south-west Myanmar
Myanmar (from Myitkyina S to Rangoon#R) and S China (extreme SW Yunnan).
22 cm. Small myna with comparatively pale plumage, forehead and crown feathers hackled and elongate. Adult has forehead and crown dull white, upperparts greyish brown;... read more
Loud and harsh “chew-ii”, “tchew-iri-tchew-iri-tchieuw” and similar, also... read more
Open grassland, gardens and playing fields, cultivated areas and scrub, semi-desert, also large... read more
Food and feeding
Diet presumably includes fruit and insects. Forages on ground, and occasionally in trees. In pairs and small flocks. Gathers in large,... read more
Season Apr–Nov; multi-brooded. Nest a large untidy mass of vegetation, placed in hole in tree, under house eaves or in thatched roof... read more
Local movements suggested by variable occurrence in particular areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common in most of range; rare within tiny range in China. Has adapted well to man-modified habitats. Its numbers are... read more
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