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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Sturnidae.


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  • These include the infamous, Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) (see Box 5); economically important species including the Nile perch, Oreochromis mossambicus (Mozambique tilapia) and Acacia mearnsi (black wattle) (see Box 6); species introduced for biological control, such as Acridotheres tristis (Indian myna) (see Box 3) and Bufo marinus (cane toad); and ornamentals such as Lantana camara.

    Invasive alien species in Africa 2007

  • Exotic birds include Indian mynah Acridotheres tristis and barn owl Tyto alba affinis.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles 2008

  • Some introduced resident landbirds are waxbill (Estrilda astrild), common myna (Acridotheres tristis), and canary (Serinus flaviventris).

    Ascension scrub and grasslands 2008

  • Introduced goats, pigs, and cattle inhibit regeneration of native forest; and introduced cats, dogs, common mynah (Acridotheres tristis), and tenrecs prey upon native species, particularly birds, lizards, caecilians, and invertebrates.

    Granitic Seychelles forests 2008

  • Rats and other introduced animal species such as the common myna (Acridotheres tristis), which was brought in to control insects in the early twentieth century, may be interfering with the nesting of the endemic Mangaia kingfisher (Todirhamphus ruficollaris).

    Cook Islands tropical moist forests 2007

  • Well-known examples include the cascading effects of decreases in sea otter (Enhydra lutris) populations that led to coastal erosion in the North Pacific, and the loss of large expanses of Hawaiian native vegetation to the lantana shrub (Lantana camara), whose expansion over the landscape is promoted by the myna bird (Acridotheres tristis) originally introduced to control a pest of sugarcane.

    Biodiversity and ecosystem services 2006

  • Of the common myna (_Acridotheres tristis_), he writes: "This is common around villages at 4000 feet."

    Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916

  • The common myna of the Nilgiris is not _Acridotheres tristis_ but

    Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916

  • (_Acridotheres tristis_) lasts from June to August, during which period two broods are reared.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar 1916

  • The common myna (_Acridotheres tristis_) is nearly as abundant in the hills as it is in the plains.

    Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916


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