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White-vented Mynahs

White-vented Mynah
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Overview ... Alternate (Global) Names

Distribution / Habitat

Description ... Calls / Vocalizations

Breeding / Nesting ... Diet / Feeding


The White-vented Mynas (Acridotheres grandis) - also known as Crested Mynas, Great Mynas, Orange-billed Jungle Mynas, Thai Crested Mynas or Tufted Mynas - are Asian starlings.


Distribution / Habitat

White-vented Mynas occur naturally in North-east India (southern Assam, Nagaland and Manipur) and southeastern Bangladesh east to Myanmar and southern China (western and southern Yunnan, as well as southwestern Guangxi), south to northern peninsular Thailand and Indochina.

They are usually seen in pairs or small groups.


Description

White-vented Mynas measure about 10.5 inches (26 cm) in length - including the tail. The plumage is black. They have tall wispy crests that measure about 1.2 inches (30 mm) over the bill in males and 0.8 inches (20 mm) in females.

The eyes are amber brown and the bill and legs are bright yellow.

White-vented Mynah


Diet / Feeding

Feed on insects and other small invertebrates.


Breeding / Nesting

These cavity nesters will usually make their nests in the cavity of trees, but also readily take advantage of holes and crevices in rocks or urban structures, including walls.


Calls / Vocalizations / Sounds

Calls are described as garrulous notes and whistles.

Sound Recordings


Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: 林八哥 ... Czech: Majna velká ... Danish: Stor Maina ... Dutch: Grote Maina ... Finnish: Töyhtömaina ... French: Grand Mainate, Grand Martin, Mainate à ventre blanc ... German: Langschopfmaina ... Indonesian: Jalak ungu ... Italian: Maina culbianco, Maina grossa ... Japanese: Oh-hakka, oohakka ... Norwegian: Engstær, Stor beostær, Stor hyrdestær ... Polish: majna zalobna, Majna żałobna ... Russian: Большая майна ... Slovak: škorec smútocný, škorec smútočný ... Spanish: Mainá Grande, Miná Grande ... Swedish: Större tofsmajna ... Thai: นกเอั้ยงหงอนก้นลาย, นกเอี้ยงหงอน, นกเอี้ยงหงอนก้นลาย


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