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Indian Pied Myna

Gracupica contra (Linnaeus, C 1758)

The Indian pied myna is a species of starling found in the Indian subcontinent. It is usually found in small groups mainly on the plains and low foothills. It is often seen within cities and villages although it is not as bold as the common myna. It produces a range of calls made up of liquid notes. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
   Gracupica
Scientific:
  Gracupica contra


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.167

Protonym:
  Sturnus contra

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727074


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  4913F8380FC4DE2C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-4913F838

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4913F838


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 915879

Geographic range:

  • Gracupica contra contra: N and central India
  • Gracupica contra sordida: N Assam
  • Gracupica contra superciliaris: Manipur and Myanmar south to Tenasserim
English:
Indian Pied Myna
Catalan:
estornell contra
Czech:
špaček indomalajský
Danish:
Skadestær
German:
Elsterstar
Spanish:
Estornino pío común
Finnish:
kyläkottarainen
French:
Étourneau pie
Croatian:
crnoprsi čvorak
Hungarian:
szarkaseregély
Italian:
Storno bianconero asiatico
Japanese:
ホオジロムクドリ
Lithuanian:
juodbaltis varnėnas
Dutch:
Indiase Eksterspreeuw
Norwegian:
Svartstrupestær
Polish:
szpak srokaty
Portuguese:
estorninho-alvinegro-indiano
Russian:
Пегий скворец
Slovak:
škorec strakatý
Serbian:
Azijski svrakasti čvorak
Swedish:
svartvit stare
Ukrainian:
шпак строкатий
Chinese:
斑椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
斑椋鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Pied Myna ( Gracupica contra) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Indian Pied Starling ( Gracupica contra) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Indian Pied Starling ( Gracupica contra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Indian Pied Myna ( Gracupica contra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Indian Pied Myna ( Gracupica contra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Indian Pied Myna ( Gracupica contra) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Indian Pied Myna ( Gracupica contra) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Gracupica [contra or floweri] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: estornell contra
Czech: špaček indomalajský
Danish: Skadestær
German: Elsterstar
English: Asian Pied Starling [contra, sordida or superciliaris], Indian Pied Myna, Indian Pied Starling
Esperanto: Ringokula sturno
Spanish: Estornino pío común
Finnish: kyläkottarainen
French: Étourneau pie, Étourneau pie (contra), Étourneau pie [contra, sordida or superciliaris], Étourneau pie [contra, sordida ou superciliaris]
Croatian: crnoprsi čvorak
Hungarian: szarkaseregély
Indonesian: Jalak suren
Italian: Storno bianconero asiatico
Japanese: ホオジロムクドリ
Scientific: Gracupica contra, Gracupica contra [contra, sordida or superciliaris], Gracupica contra contra
Lithuanian: juodbaltis varnėnas
Dutch: Eksterspreeuw, Indiase Eksterspreeuw
Norwegian: Svartstrupestær
Polish: szpak srokaty
Portuguese: estorninho-alvinegro-indiano
Russian: Пегий скворец
Slovak: škorec strakatý
Serbian: Azijski svrakasti čvorak
Swedish: svartvit stare
Thai: นกเอี้ยงด่าง
Turkish: Alaca Sığırcık
Ukrainian: шпак строкатий
Chinese: 斑椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 斑椋鳥

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