Acridotheres tristis, commonly known as the Common Myna, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. It is easily identified by its black head, brown body, and white wing patches. It is found in open woodlands, agricultural areas, and urban areas. The average lifespan of the Common Myna is 8-10 years, and the current population is estimated to be around 100 million.
Name Origin: Acridotheres tristis, commonly known as the Common Myna, is a member of the starling family of birds. The name Acridotheres is derived from the Greek words akris, meaning locust, and thērēs, meaning hunter. The species name tristis is Latin for sad or sorrowful, likely referring to the bird's call.
Related Species: Acridotheres javanicus, Acridotheres cristatellus