547. Graculipica burmanica.
Sturnia burmannica, Jerd. Ibis, 1862, p. 21; Blyth Wald. Birds Burm. p. 90 ; Hume, Cat. no. 689 bis; Oates, S. F. x, p. 230; id. B. B. i, p. 385. Temenuchus burmanicus (Jerd.), Blanf. Ibis, 1870, p. 469; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 149; Armstrong, S. F. iv, p. 332; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 596. Acridotheres burmanicus (Jerd.), Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) iv, p. 605. Poliopsar burmanicus (Jerd.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xiii, p. 45, pl. iv, fig. 1.
Coloration. The whole head and upper breast dull white; back and scapulars ashy brown; rump and upper tail-coverts paler; median pair of tail-feathers dark ashy brown, the others blackish, all broadly tipped with white ; breast and abdomen vinous ; vent and under tail-coverts fulvous white; under wing-coverts and axillaries white ; primaries dark brown, tipped paler, and the bases of all pure white ; primary-coverts white, with a little black near the bases of the outer feathers; secondaries, tertiaries, and wing-coverts bronze, each feather very narrowly margined with black on the outer web; first primary black.
Iris dark brown ; eyelids and naked skin of the head slaty brown ; the gape, the basal half of the lower mandible and the base of the upper mandible black; the remainder of the bill red; mouth dark blue ; legs and claws dusky orange-yellow.
Length 9 ; tail 3.1; wing 4.6; tarsus 1.3 ; bill from gape 1.2.
Distribution. Burma from Bhamo down to Rangoon, and eastward to Toungngoo and Karennee *.
Habits, &c. Common as this Myna is in many parts of Burma, I failed to secure its nest and eggs, or to notice any indications of its breeding. Jerdon observes that it breeds in holes in old trees.