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Acridotheres ginginianus

Basic information
Scientific name Acridotheres ginginianus (No picture)
Common names Bank myna
Higher taxon Sturnidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Pakistan, India, Nepal
Habitat Farm area, urban area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There are records of breeding in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefs. No breeding have been observed since 1990s. Range in Japan
Origin
Date Observed in 1961 to 1981 in Kanto District.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Potentially: Damage on agriculture in native range.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait
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.
  • Higuchi et al. (eds) (1997) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 4 Birds II. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • 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) http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/
  • etc.