Crested myna

Crested myna

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Acridotheres cristatellus

The crested myna, also known as the Chinese starling, is a species of starling in the genus Acridotheres native to southeastern China and Indochina. It is named after the tuft of feathers on its forehead that resembles a crest. The crested myna is typically found in open spaces near urban and agricultural areas. It is a popular cage bird and, as a result, has been accidentally released in a few places outside of its usual range. For example, this species was introduced around 1890 into the Vancouver region of British Columbia. It was initially successful, reaching a population in the thousands, however, it has since then gone locally extinct in the area. Like many starlings, the crested myna is omnivorous. It will eat a variety of food including worms, grubs, grains, fruit, and even garbage. It is a highly beneficial bird to farmers, as it feeds on insects and does not attack crops.

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References

1. Crested myna Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_myna
2. Crested myna on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22710946/94269013
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/659227

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