French: Martin à collier German: Halsbandmaina Spanish: Miná acollarado
Godwin-Austen and Walden
NE India (Manipur Valley), NC & C Myanmar (Chin Hills E to Shan State) and S China (NW Yunnan).
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
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.
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