Monday, February 28, 2011

Pale-bellied Myna

Further to my earlier posts on the new bird of Sabah, Borneo; here and here.

The birds had been identified as Pale-bellied Myna Acridotheres cinereus, an endemic species of Southern Sulawesi. They could have been introduced here as caged birds.

They have been here for a number of years now. A visit recently showed that they are doing very well, I saw about 40 to 50 birds on a bare tree, flocking with some Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis and a darker individual suspected to be a Javan Myna Acridotheres javanicus.

Here are the pictures.

The darker bird in the middle is suspected to be a Javan Myna.

Happy birding.

Photodocument of Wild Birds of Borneo

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