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Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling

Gracupica contra

Description:

I came across these birds on a street in Bangkok. They were very entertaining, jumping round all over the place and chattering away. They seemed totally unafraid of humans, though they quickly jumped out of reach if one got to close. The Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling (Gracupica contra) is a species of starling found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. They are usually found in small groups mainly on the plains and low foothills. They are often seen within cities and villages although they are not as bold as the Common Myna.

Habitat:

The species is found mainly in the plains but in the foothills up to about 700m above sea level. They are found mainly in areas with access to open water.


1 Species ID Suggestions

stho002
stho002 5 years ago
Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling
Gracupica contra Pied Myna


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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks stho002 for the ID...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks manuelariasarias77...

manuelariasarias77
manuelariasarias77 5 years ago

Incredible bird - beautiful photos Pamsai

pamsai
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pamsai

กรุงเทพมหานคร, กรุงเทพมหานคร, Thailand

Lat: 13.59, Long: 100.42

Spotted on Oct 30, 2013
Submitted on Dec 4, 2013

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