The crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus), also known as the Chinese starling, is a jet-black bird with flashing white wing patches and a small, bristly crest just above base of yellow bill. The crested myna has a wide array of songs and calls, from whistles to warbles to chortles – and can mimic human speech. Living in different habitats ranging from urban to rural areas, populations are mostly found in southeastern China, Indochina, and the Yangtze valley, but also in Taiwan, Burma, and Hainan. Crested mynas were also introduced in Vancouver, British Columbia as well as in Singapore, Manila, Japan, and Argentina.
Crested myna