14 April, 2012

Common Myna

Scientific Name: Acridotheres tristis

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Found in open woodlands and artificial habitats. Its initial home range spanned from Iran, and southern Asia including Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Malaysia, peninsular Thailand, Indo-China and China.
An introduced species to Canada, Australia, Israel, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii, South Africa, and a variety of islands in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine with black head, brown body, and white "windows" in the wings. Yellow bill, legs, and eye patch. 

Personal Notes: Seen at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. 

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