Family Starlings (Sturnidae)

Least Concern

Collared Myna (Acridotheres albocinctus)


French: Martin à collier German: Halsbandmaina Spanish: Miná acollarado

Acridotheres albocinctus

Godwin-Austen and Walden

, 1875,

Manipur, India




NE India (Manipur Valley), NC & C Myanmar (Chin Hills E to Shan State) and S China (NW Yunnan).

Descriptive notes

25 cm. Relatively large, distinctive myna with white collar; feathers of forehead hackled and erect, forming short crest, crown and nape feathers elongated and lanceolate.... read more


Apparently undescribed.


Open grassland, moist areas, including marshland, and cultivated lands, also villages; generally... read more

Food and feeding

Diet includes animal and plant food: grasshoppers (Acrididae) and other insects, also small vertebrates (frogs, lizards); cereal grains,... read more


Season Apr–Jun. Colonial. Nest a roughly built structure placed in hole in tree or bank, or in hollow in wall. Clutch 4 eggs, plain... read more


Resident. Possibly some small local movements.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Very local in NE India; uncommon to locally common in Myanmar. Very poorly known. Rare exotic in Taiwan, where presumed to involve escaped captives.

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & Feare, C. (2019). Collared Myna (Acridotheres albocinctus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2019).