(1007) Sturnopastor capensis floweri
The Siamese Pied Myna.
Sturnopastor floweri Sharpe, Bull. B. 0. C, vii, p. 17 (1897) (Pachim. West Central Siam).
Vernacular names. Noh-king-krong-lek (Siam).
Description. Similar to S. c. superciliaris but with the upper parts very dark, the back practically black.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding bird.
Distribution. Southern Siam and the extreme East and, possibly, South of Tenasserim. In Northern Siam, according to Gylden-stolpe, the form found is superciliaris.
Nidification. Messrs. Williamson and Herbert obtained this Myna breeding in Siam round about Samkok and Bangkok from March to July. Twenty eggs average 27.1 x 20.2 mm. Mr. Herbert found this bird breeding- in company with Gracupica nigricollis near Samkok on trees standing in rice-cultivation.
Habits. Those of the genus.