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This is a disambiguation page. A number of articles are associated with the title White-vented Myna.
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White-vented Myna may refer to one of two species of Myna:


This confusion arises from the splitting of Acridotheres grandis (sensu lato) (which was called White-vented Myna) into three species:

  • Clements1 and Sibley & Monroe4 retained the name White-vented Myna for Acridotheres grandis (sensu stricto), but Dickinson2 and Gill & Wright3 use Great Myna for that taxon.
  • Clements1 uses the name Javan Myna for this taxon, but Dickinson2 and Gill & Wright3 use White-vented Myna; Sibley & Monroe4 do not recognise javanicus as a separate species, but as a subspecies of A. cinereus
  • Clements1, Dickinson2, Gill & Wright3 and Sibley & Monroe4 all use Pale-bellied Myna for A. cinereus

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist.
  2. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2003. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed., with updates to December 2007 (Corrigenda 7). Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117010
  3. Gill, F and M Wright. 2008. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, USA. 2006. ISBN 9780691128276. Update (2008) downloaded from http://worldbirdnames.org/names.html.
  4. Sibley, CG and BL Monroe. 1996. Birds of the World, on diskette, Windows version 2.0. Charles G. Sibley, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.

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