Sturnia pagodarum

Sturnia pagodarum, Gm.

687. :- Temenuchws pagodarum, Gm. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 329; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 494; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 414; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 179; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 128.

THE BLACK-HEADED MYNA.

Brahmani Myna, Hin.; Powi, Hin.

Length, 7.5 to 8.5 ; expanse, 12.5 ; wing, 4 to 4.25 ; tail, 2.5 to 3; tarsus, 1 to 1.2 ; bill at front, 0.6; bill from gape, 0.9.

Bill greenish-yellow at tip, blue at base; irides greenish-white ; legs bright-yellow.

Head and long pendent crest black ; body above grey ; beneath and ear-coverts bright fulvous-buff, with some mesial pale streaks ; wings blackish, with a white edge near the shoulder; tail dull black.

The Black-headed Myna occurs throughout the district, but is somewhat locally distributed"; it is somewhat rare in Sind. It is a permanent resident, breeding from June to August, in holes in trees. The eggs, four or five in number, are oval in shape, pale bluish-white in color, and average 0.97 in length by about 0.75 in breadth.

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 pagodarum
Spp Author: 
Gm.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
256
Common name: 
Black Headed Myna
M_ID: 
26831
M_CN: 
Brahminy Starling
M_SN: 
Sturnia pagodarum
Term name: 
id: 
11783

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