Acridotheres tristis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acridotheres tristis
Species Authority: (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common Name(s):
English Common Myna
French Martin triste
Sturnus tristis tristis Christidis and Boles (2008)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Kazakhstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam
Australia; Bahrain; British Indian Ocean Territory; Brunei Darussalam; Comoros; Cook Islands; Egypt; Fiji; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Iraq; Kiribati; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Madagascar; Maldives; Mauritius; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Oman; Qatar; Réunion; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; Samoa; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Tajikistan; Tonga; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Arab Emirates; United States; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Zimbabwe
Russian Federation
Present - origin uncertain:
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Feare and Craig 1998), while national population sizes have been estimated at c.10,000-100,000 introduced breeding pairs in Taiwan and c.100-10,000 introduced breeding pairs in Japan (Brazil 2009).
Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Acridotheres tristis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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