Genus STURNOPASTOR

The genus Sturnopastor contains two very common Mynas, one of which is found in India proper and the other in the Burmese countries. They are almost entirely ground feeders, and they differ from the majority of Starlings in constructing nests on trees and not depositing their eggs in holes in buildings and tree-trunks.

In Sturnopastor the sexes are quite alike. The bill is as long as the head, straight, broad, and blunt; the nasal membrane is completely feathered ; the feathers of the crown are Lengthened and pointed, and the eyelids are perfectly bare. The wing is very blunt, the secondaries reaching nearly to the tip.

Key to the Species.

a. No supercilium; feathers of forehead and crown not streaked ………………S. contra, p. 542.
b. A supercilium; feathers of forehead and crown streaked………………S. superciliaris, p. 543.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus STURNOPASTOR
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
542
M_ID: 
26810
M_SN: 
Gracupica
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
757

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