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Acridotheres tristis

Basic information
Scientific name Acridotheres tristis

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Common names Common myna, Common mynah, Indian myna, House myna, Locust starling
Higher taxon Sturnidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range India, S continental China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia
Habitat Farm area, urban area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There are records of breeding in Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa Prefs., and observation in Kumejima, Ishigakijima, and Yonagunijima Is. Since 1990s, no breeding have been observed. There is a report of sighting at Kumamoto pref in 2019. Range in Japan
Date Observed in 1961 to 1981 in Kanto District.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Potentially: Killing eggs of native birds, competition for breeding site with native birds, and damage on agriculture are observed in foreign country.
Native organism(s) affected: Native birds.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Borneo, Sumatra, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, UAE, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, USA (Florida), Bahama, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Midway, Solomon, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, Comoros, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Feare et al. (1998) Starlings & Mynas. Christopher Helm, London.
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase – the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-15)
  • etc.
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