Nonnatives - Crested Myrna

Crested Myna - Acridotheres cristatellus


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1983

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  At least 10 years

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to China and Indochina. This species is considered an important predator of crop-damaging pests in China (Johnson and Campbell 1995).

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns, Agricultural habitat

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1990   At least 10 years  
Dade 1983   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91)


Johnson, S. R., and R. W. Campbell. 1995. Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus) Birds of North America, No 157 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.) The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithological Union, Washington D. C.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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