(1006) Sturnopastor capensis superciliaris.
The Burmese Pied Myna.
Sturnopastor superciliaris Blyth, J. A. S. B., xxxii, p. 77 (1863) (Burma, Rangoon); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 543.
Vernacular names. Zayet (Burma).
Description. Differs from the Indian Pied Myna in haying the forehead and anterior crown streaked with white, a broad white supercilium to the ear-coverts and in having the streaks on the neck and shoulders absent or obsolete. The back is also paler, more brown, less black.
Colours of soft parts as«in the preceding bird.
Measurements as in S. c. capensis.
Distribution. Manipur, Northern Chin Hills, Kachin Hills, Shan States, Eastern Burma to Tenasserim; Western Burma South of Arakan. Not Assam or Cachar. Birds from the extreme South of Tenasserim are very dark and are intermediate between this and the nest race, whilst the few birds I have seen from Eastern Tenasserim must be referred to that subspecies.
Nidification and Habits. Not in any way different from the two preceding races.