Sturnia blythi

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Sturnia blythi
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
257
Common name: 
White Headed Myna
M_ID: 
26830
M_CN: 
Malabar Starling
M_SN: 
Sturnia blythii
Term name: 
id: 
11785

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