Sturnia blythi, Jerdon.
689. :- Temenuckus blythi, Jerd. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 331; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 414.
THE WHITE-HEADED MYNA.
Length, 8.5 ; wing, 4.2 ; tail, 3; tarsus, 1; bill at front, 0.7.
Bill greenish, yellow at tip, bluish at base; irides greyish-white; legs reddish-yellow.
Whole head with long crest, neck, throat and breast, silky-white ; back and scapulars grey; belly and under tail-coverts deep rufous; wing-coverts and outer web of most of the quills and all the tertiaries also grey ; quills black, grey tipped ; central tail-feathers dark-grey, blackish at the base, the outer feathers deep ferruginous-brown, dusky towards the base.
The White-headed Myna is common about Belgaum during the rains.