Typical Mynas, found mainly in southeast Asia but many species are widely introduced in other parts of the world.
Most species have a dark plumage with large white wing patches. Many species also have bare skin on the head and a frontal crest. The sexes are alike.
Acridotheres-mynas often forage on the ground and are generally omnivorous.
Acridotheres is a genus in the family Sturnidae.
This genus contains species which have been involved in recent splitting. There is still disagreement as to which taxon is covered by some of the common names; see the disambiguation page for White-vented Myna.
There is also disagreement about which species are included in the genus or not. Some species which are now placed in Sturnus may belong to this genus.
|A. tristis||Common Myna|
|A. ginginianus||Bank Myna|
|A. burmannicus||Vinous-breasted Starling|
|A. melanopterus||Black-winged Starling|
|A. fuscus||Jungle Myna|
|A. javanicus||Javan Myna|
|A. cinereus||Pale-bellied Myna|
|A. albocinctus||Collared Myna|
|A. grandis||Great Myna|
|A. cristatellus||Crested Myna|
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2022) Acridotheres. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 9 December 2022 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Acridotheres