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Acridotheres fuscus

Basic information
Scientific name Acridotheres fuscus (No picture)
Common names Jungle myna, Buffalo myna
Higher taxon Sturnidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Pakistan, India, Myanmar to Malay Peninsula.
Habitat Farm area, urban area,
Invasion information
Range in Japan There is a record of breeding in Tokyo. No breeding has been observed since 1990s. Range in Japan
Date Unknown.
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 Taiwan, Matsu Is., Java, Bali, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, 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)