Family Starlings (Sturnidae)

Least Concern

Collared Myna (Acridotheres albocinctus)


Taxonomy

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

Acridotheres albocinctus

Godwin-Austen and Walden

, 1875,

Manipur, India

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

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

Voice

Apparently undescribed.

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/60872 on 20 October 2018).