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.