Status of the common myna Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1766 in Turkey


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ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, vol.45, no.1, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.32800/abc.2022.45.0079
  • Title of Journal : ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
  • Keywords: Bird trade, Cage-escape, Impact, Introduced bird, Non-native bird

Abstract

Status of the common myna Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1766 in Turkey. The common myna, a species native to central and southern Asia, has been introduced to many countries through the pet trade. The aim of this study was to determine the status of this myna in Turkey. We created a database of sightings of the species in Turkey. The total breeding population of myna birds is estimated to have reached 132-172 pairs. It was reported to have escaped from cages in 11 provinces and populations have become established in urban areas in three provinces. The pet trade has been the main pathway for the introduction of the species. The impact of the myna bird in Turkey remains unclear.