(987) Sturnia malabarica nemoricola.
The White-winged Myna.
Sturnian emoricola Jerdon, Ibis, 1862, p. 22 (Thayetmyo, [Upper] Burma); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 528.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Very similar to S. m. malabarica but with the forehead, crown, chin and throat a purer pearly grey. In adults the winglet, primary-coverts and, generally, the bastard primary are white or rosy white.
Measurements. Wing 94 to 103 mm.
Colours of soft parts as in S. m. malabarica.
Young birds and Nestlings are not distinguishable from S. m. malabarica, though in some cases there are traces of white on the wing.
Distribution. Kachin Hills and S. Shan States, through Central Burma to Peninsular Burma and Siam about as far South as Muleyit.
Nidification. Places its nest in boles in trees like the other Sturnias, laying three to five eggs indistinguishable from those of the other races. Those few I have seen average very big, perhaps abnormally so, 26*5 x 19*6 mm. Oates found them breeding in Pegu in May and June, whilst Macdonald and Col. Harington obtained their eggs in Upper Burma in May.
Habits the same as those of the other races.