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  Crested Myna Species Account - Florida Breeding Bird Atlas
The Crested Myna is native to southeastern China and Indochina.
The habits of the Crested Myna in Florida are unknown.
The Crested Myna nests in a variety of cavities and crevices, and the nest consists of a loose collection of sticks, leaves, paper, and other trash (Long 1981).
myfwc.com /bba/crmy.htm   (365 words)

 Incubation Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
For example, two starling species, the European Starling and the Asian Crested Myna, were both introduced into North America in the late 1800s.
One hypothesis to explain the different successes of these two close relatives is that the myna's incubation constancy is genetically attuned to its subtropical homeland.
Since, in general, birds do not begin incubating until the clutch is complete, "incubation time" is defined as the period from the laying of the last egg of the clutch until that egg hatches (or, if individual eggs can't be identified, from the last egg laid to the first egg hatched).
www.stanford.edu /group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Incubation_Time.html   (476 words)

 Anting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The purpose of anting is not well understood, but the most reasonable assumption seems to be that it is a way of acquiring the defensive secretions of ants primarily for their insecticidal, miticidal, fungicidal, or bactericidal properties and, perhaps secondarily, as a supplement to the bird's own preen oil.
The former explanation is reinforced by a growing body of evidence on the biocidal properties of ant secretions and by an observation of a jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus) actively "anting" with a millipede, whose potent defensive secretions (evolved to fend off the millipede's enemies) could be smelled from 15 feet away.
Those who live in or visit the Vancouver area, for example, should be alert to the possibility that the Crested Myna might show behavior similar to its close jungle relative.
www.stanford.edu /group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Anting.html   (291 words)

 Birds, Words and Watchers in Thailand
The difference is that the Crested Myna has a shorter crest, clustered around its upper mandible, while the White-vented myna has a long, upright one.
The Crested Myna's eyes are also more yellow, and its bill is considerably paler.
The most striking distinction between the two species is the fact that the Crested Myna's undertail coverts have fl and white bars while those of the White-vented myna are all white.
www.chiangmai1.com /news/bird-watching.shtml   (1729 words)

 eBird || North America's destination for birding on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The death of the last pair of Crested Mynas (Acridotheres cristatellus) has now extirpated the species from North America.
A non-native species, the Crested Myna is currently found in China and Southeast Asia and is most closely related to its greatest competitor in North America, the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
Chinese immigrants probably introduced the first Crested Mynas to the Americas at the turn of the last century.
www.ebird.org /private/content/news/CrestedMynahs.html   (209 words)

 Mynas Bali Myna msg taxonomy msg regnum...
"Mynas" Bali Myna msg:taxonomy msg:regnum:Animal Animalia msg:Phylum:Chordata Chordata msg:Classis:Aves Aves msg:Ordo:Passeriformes Passeriformes msg:Familia†:"Sturnidae Sturnidae" Genera Genera "Acridotheres" "Ampeliceps" "Mino" "Gracula" "Enodes" † See also Starling Starling, Oxpecker Oxpecker The "mynas" are part of the family "Sturndidae", along with the starling starlings and oxpecker oxpeckers.
This is a group of passerine passerine bird birds which occur naturally only in eastern Asia Asia, although several species have been introduced to North America North America and the Common Myna Common Myna to south-eastern Australia Australia, where it is regarded as a pest species.
Sri Lanka Myna Sri Lanka Myna, Gracula ptilogenys
www.biodatabase.de /Myna   (220 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
At the Bali Starling Pre-Release Centre, formerly caged birds are introduced to the food sources of the natural environment and encouraged to nest in native trees before being released around Taman Nasional Bali Barat national park...
In its native India the Common Myna is called the Farmer`s Friend because it eats insects that destroy crop plants.
Common Mynas were brought to Melbourne in 1862 to reduce insect pests in market gardens and they were then taken to many other places in Australia, including north Queensland, where it was thought they would control insect pests of sugar-cane.
www.fatbirder.com /species_and_families/passerines/sturnidae.html   (266 words)

 Bird Reproduction: Parental Care in Birds
In a cold place the starlings, bring their ancestral patterns of incubation to it, but the crested myna in cold places does not do so well.
The crested myna in Vancouver simply doesn’t have the capacity to adapt at incubation.
Incubation periods of hole-nesting birds as compared to open nesting birds is slightly longer in hole nesting birds.
www.explorebiodiversity.com /BIRDS/Reproduction/ParentalCare.htm   (563 words)

 Birds of Love River: White-vented Myna - Acridotheres grandis (via CobWeb/3.1 planet2.scs.cs.nyu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This is the same species as the Crested Myna (A. cristatellus), but is particularly adept at imitating the human voice.
These birds may be putting pressure on the survival of the local Crested Myna.
The clearest way to distinguish between these two very similar birds is by observing the undertail coverts (the feathers just under the tail): in the White-vented Myna these are all white; in the Crested Myna they have fl and white bars.
www.loveriver.info.cob-web.org:8888 /06enoecology/enbirds_a4.htm   (106 words)

“A native of China and Indochina,” Pynn wrote, “the crested myna was introduced to Vancouver in the 1890s, perhaps arriving as stowaways aboard a ship or as pets released by Chinese immigrants.
The USDA warned in 1935 that “Every precaution should be taken to check the spread of this species and prevent its spread into the U.S.,” but Canada was then much more tolerant of Asian immigrants, both animal and human, and did nothing to stop the mynas from doing as they would.
Besides, from about 1930 on, the Canadian myna population was in slow decline, not spreading, coinciding with increasing motor vehicle traffic.
www.animalpeoplenews.org /03/4/tsg.ripvancouvermynas4.03.html   (236 words)

 Monthly Field Journal
crested myna, since neither species is indigenous to North America.
Despite its rarity, the crested myna is not hard to find.
Properly known as Sturnus Cristatullus, the crested myna is a fl,
home.pacbell.net /mweaton/Birding/Journal/2002/January.html   (2354 words)

 Building Blocks of Life
The crested myna first lighted on the shores of Vancouver sometime in the 1890s.
By the 1920s, flocks could be found throughout Vancouver as well as in New Westminster, Richmond, Ladner and in Victoria, Nanaimo and Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
Although some have suggested that the population rose to about 20,000 crested mynas, bird experts believe they numbered around 6,000 to 7,000 at their peak.
mywebpage.netscape.com /RAZD8/Differential-Dispersal.htm   (1289 words)

No sign of the Vinous-breasted Starling, but a mid-afternoon visit to this smallish city park yielded many birds that we didn't see much of elsewhere in Thailand.
There are, however, many other great birds to be seen - we would have liked to have spent several more days there, but did manage to see a few good ones nonetheless.
Birds seen at Khao Nor Chuchi: Blue-eared Kingfisher, Brown Hawk Owl, Grey-backed Treeswift, Crested Serpent Eagle, Rufous-winged Philentoma, Black-headed, Ochraceous, Stripe-throated, Yellow-vented, Hairy-backed, Yellow-bellied and Cream-vented Bulbuls, Rufescent Prinia, Arctic Warbler, Striped Tit-Babbler, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Black-capped Babbler, Scarlet-backed and Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers, Purple-throated Sunbird, Thick-billed Spiderhunter, White-bellied Munia.
wholewideworld.tripod.com /ThailandBirding.htm   (1540 words)

 eNature: FieldGuides: Species Detail
Family: Sturnidae, Starlings and Mynas view all from this family
Discussion Crested Mynas roost in colonies, but the flocks are small compared with those of European Starlings.
Bold and fearless, these birds waddle on streets amid traffic and pick food from lawns, roadsides, and gardens.
www.enature.com /fieldguides/detail.asp?recnum=BD0529   (124 words)

 Planet Ark : Hong Kong Government Says Found More H5N1 Flu in Dead Birds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
HONG KONG - the Hong Kong government said on Wednesday that two dead birds - a wild crested myna and a domestic chicken smuggled in from mainland China - had tested positive for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus.
The chicken and myna double the number of dead birds Hong Kong government tests in the past two weeks has shown to have H5N1, a strain of bird flu that has killed 85 people worldwide since late 2003.
The dead crested myna was found in an urban playground, Tsang said.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34812/story.htm   (714 words)

 Crested Myna Data
Here is our observation database for Crested Myna.
The Crested Myna population in Vancouver is down to a very few birds, perhaps only two.
Last report of this species from Nanaimo, where there was once a small but apparently established population (Neil and Jean Bourne).
www.birdinfo.com /CrestedMyna_data.html   (134 words)

 Sulawesi and Halmahera tour by Tropical Birding: Birdwatching tours to the best sites in the world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The other-worldly Finch-billed Myna heads the list of colourful species that we may see, and we have a chance of Small and Large Sulawesi Hanging-Parrots, Yellow-breasted and Golden-mantled Racquet-tails, and Yellow-and-Green Lorikeet.
Further possibilities are Sulawesi Goshawk, Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle, Spotted Kestrel, Spotted Harrier, Isabelline Bush-hen, Sulawesi Black Pigeon, Superb Fruit Dove, White-rumped and Pied Cuckoo-Shrikes, Sulawesi Cicadabird, and the strange Sulawesi Crested Myna.
Lore Lindu's bird list is massive, containing some incredible possibilities such as the distinctive and highly desirable Purple-bearded Bee-eater, the striking Ivory-backed Woodswallow, the elusive Great Shortwing, the beautiful endemic Blue-fronted Flycatcher, the skulking Sulawesi Thrush, and the strange, shy Geomalia.
www.tropicalbirding.com /tours/sulawesi.html   (798 words)

 Washington's Pacific Northwest & Vancouver, British Columbia: Crested Myna & Sky Lark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Washington's Pacific Northwest and Vancouver, British Columbia: Crested Myna and Sky Lark
Also likely are Anna’s Hummingbird, California Quail, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bushtit, and perhaps a repeat of the Yellow-billed Loon, Horned Puffin, or Bar-tailed Godwit that we have found on past tours.
Special effort will be made to find the highly localized Sky Lark and Crested Myna.
www.birdtreks.com /catalog/wapn.html   (218 words)

 Birds of Love River: Crested Myna - Acridotheres cristatellus
Birds of Love River: Crested Myna - Acridotheres cristatellus
Notably, at the base of the upper beak, the feathers stick up.
The Crested Myna is able to imitate other birds in the forest.
www.loveriver.info /06enoecology/enbirds_a2.htm   (85 words)

 Sturnidae: Starlings, Oxpecker, Myna birds - Illustration@Science-Art.Com
male Golden-crested Myna Ampeliceps coronatus, male Redwinged Starling Onychognathus morio, Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus, male European Starling Sturnus vulgaris, and Copper-tailed Glossy-starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda.
Keywords: Ampeliceps coronatus, Onychognathus morio, Buphagus erythrorynchus, Sturnus vulgaris, Lamprotornis cupreocauda, Starling family, Myna family, ornithology
This image is available, but with some restrictions on reuse.
www.science-art.com /image.asp?id=2094   (86 words)

 Birds: Sturnidae
Basilornis galeatus Meyer, A. B., 1894 - Helmeted Myna
Gracula ptilogenys Blyth, 1846 - Sri Lanka Myna
Acridotheres albocinctus Godwin-Austen & Walden, 1875 - Collared Myna
www.phthiraptera.org /Birds/Passeriformes/Sturnidae.html   (262 words)

 A Dog Owner's Network Chinese Crested book index page.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Chinese Crested: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Kennel Club Dog Breed)
The crested myna, or Chinese starling, in the Pacific northwest (Technical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture)
www.adognet.com /4M/crested.shtml   (199 words)

 Breaking News: Two Birds Found In Hong Kong With Bird Flu - The Post Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
HONG KONG, Feb. 1, 2006 (UPI) -- Two birds have tested positive for the deadly strain of bird flu virus in Hong Kong and people in contact with them have been hospitalized.
A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said Wednesday a chicken and crested myna, recently purchased, tested positive for the H5N1 virus.
Hong Kong has closed a wetland area to isolate the problem, the Xinhua news agency reports.
www.postchronicle.com /news/breakingnews/article_2125239.shtml   (476 words)

 Crested Myna - Acridotheres cristatellus
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Largely fl; basal half of primaries white showing large white patch in flight; tail and undertail coverts tipped white.
www.birdforum.net /bird_view.php?bid=2532   (194 words)

 Golden-crested Myna - Ampeliceps coronatus
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Many Asian species, particularly the larger ones, are called mynas, and the members of the African genus Lamprotornis are known as glossy starlings because of their iridescent plumage.
Black-collared Starling, Sturnus nigricollis (sometimes separated in Gracupica)
Asian Pied Starling, Sturnus contra (sometimes placed in Acridotheres) : The Asian Pied Starling or Pied Myna is a kind of starling found in south Asia.
www.avianweb.com /starlings.html   (586 words)

 Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page: Crested Myna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page: Crested Myna
Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Starlings :: Crested Myna
Alternate common name(s): Chinese Jungle Myna, Chinese Jungle Mynah
www.mangoverde.com /wbg/spec/spec190-43.html   (68 words)

 Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page: White-vented Myna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page: White-vented Myna
Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Starlings :: White-vented Myna
Alternate common name(s): Great Myna, Great Mynah, Orange-billed Jungle Myna, Tufted Myna, Thai Crested Myna
www.mangoverde.com /wbg/spec/spec190-42.html   (64 words)

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