French: Martin de Java German: Javamaina Spanish: Miná de Java
Other common names:
Java and Bali.
21–25 cm; 100 g. A typical blackish myna with prominent frontal crest and elongated crown feathers. Head is black, forehead, crown and ear-coverts slightly glossed;... read more
Calls very like those of A. tristis, but with practice distinguishable to human ear... read more
Cultivated areas and cities; attracted to flooded grassy areas, especially playing fields and... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous; diet includes fruit, nectar, insects and other animal matter, human refuse. Fruits of Compnospermum auriculatum, ... read more
Breeds throughout year in man-modified environments with abundant food; breeding recorded Apr–May and Sept in Java prior to 1940.... read more
Resident. Local movements from roost-sites to foraging areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in natural range. Elsewhere, introduced population in Singapore estimated at 168,000 individuals by 2000, and more than 20,000... read more
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