French: Martin forestier German: Dschungelmaina Spanish: Miná de la jungla
East Bengal, India
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. fuscus
(Wagler, 1827) – N Pakistan E through Himalayan foothills to NE India (Assam), S in lower hills to Rajasthan and N Odisha, and to Bangladesh; also Myanmar (except N & E).
A. f. mahrattensis
(Sykes, 1832) – W India from Rajasthan S to Kerala, E to W Tamil Nadu.
A. f. fumidus
Ripley, 1950 – E Assam and Nagaland, in NE India.
A. f. torquatus
W. R. Davison, 1892 – Malay Peninsula (except extreme S).
24 cm; 72–98 g. Greyish myna with elongated and hackled forehead feathers directed upwards in mid-line to form short, bristle-like frontal crest; crown and nape... read more
Song a loud, hoarse "screeow" repeated in short series; group song of harsh grating rasps rapidly... read more
Forest edge and clearings, deciduous woodland near open areas, including cultivated lands, tea... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes insects, fruit, seeds and nectar. Insect food comprises grasshoppers, mole-crickets and crickets (Orthoptera), termites (... read more
Season Jan–Jul; in India Apr–Jul in N and Feb–May in S; Jan–May in Malaysia; multi-brooded. Monogamous. Colonial... read more
Generally resident; seasonal movements in some regions, such as Nepal. In NE India, race ... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in Indian Subcontinent; uncommon to locally common in Myanmar and Malay Peninsula. Was introduced in Fiji deliberately as a means of... read more
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