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Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน

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

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.

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.

Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล

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

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

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.

Listen to the Great Myna


Conservation status
Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Retrieved 26 November 2013.


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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 13th of February 2016
Location: Petchaburi Rice Fields


Thank's to Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com for HOT birding tip. His web page is a ONE STOP for everything you need for bird watching in Thailand. There are reviews of the birding sites with maps and information.

And if you like Nick Upton's web page you will also like www.norththailandbirding.com I have used this page together with Nick Upton's page when planning my birding tours. Excellent reviews and information about the birding sites.

I also got the Thai names of the birds from www.norththailandbirding.com. There is a bird check list with all the names in English and Thai. And of course also the Scientific Name. Down load the birdlist in Microsoft Excel format at www.norththailandbirding.com Or down load the Excel sheet by clicking HERE

And my new aid, maybe, and I say maybe the best aid. I brought my mobile phone as my SIM card have stopped working and I tried to get it to work again so I can use the internet. Thus I had my phone in my pocket on my first game drive in Jim Corbett National Park.

We saw a bird and I asked my Guide and the driver if they had a pen and a paper as I had forgot my pen and paper in my room. I remembered my LG phone and I recorded the name. And thus I will always bring my phone. Writing the name in the car and I have found more than once that it can be hard to read what I had wrote when I'm back in my room.

So now I always have my mobile in my pocket and it has been a great help.

Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Great Myna - นกเอี้ยงหงอน - 29 February 2016 - Suan Phutthamonthon (Phutthamonthon Park)

Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Great Myna - นกเอี้ยงหงอน - 29 February 2016 - Suan Phutthamonthon (Phutthamonthon Park)

Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Great Myna - นกเอี้ยงหงอน - 29 February 2016 - Suan Phutthamonthon (Phutthamonthon Park)

Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Great Myna - นกเอี้ยงหงอน - 29 November 2016 - Moo Ban Pramong

Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Great Myna - นกเอี้ยงหงอน - 29 November 2016 - Moo Ban Pramong



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