Common Hill Myna

About the Common Hill Myna

Also known as: Hill Myna, Common Hill Mynah, Indian Grackle
The Common Hill Myna is found in parts of South and Southeast Asia, in hill regions.

Common Hill Mynas, also known simply as Hill Mynas, can be recognized by their glossy mostly black plumage and yellowish wattles on the side of its head and at the nape. They also have white wing patches which are obvious in flight but mostly hidden when the wings are folded.

Common Hill Mynas are known for their amazing vocal skills. They have a large repertoire, consisting of whistles, gurgles, screeches, and more. They can be melodious or grating.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 29 November 2018
Scientific Name
Gracula religiosa
  • Passeriformes
  • Sturnidae
  • Gracula
  • G. religiosa
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
10.6 to 12.2 inches
5.7 to 8 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 鹩哥
Czech (Cesky) loskuták posvátný
Danish (Dansk) Beo
Dutch (Nederlands) Grote Beo
Finnish (Suomi) pyhämaina
French (Français) Mainate religieux
German (Deutsch) Beo
Italian (Italiano) Gracula religiosa comune
Japanese (日本語) キュウカンチョウ [kyuukanchou]
Korean (한국어) 구관조
Norwegian (Norsk) Beostær
Polish (Polski) gwarek czczony
Portuguese (Português) Mainá-de-java
Russian (русский язык) Священная майна
Spanish (Español) Miná Religioso
Swedish (Svenska) beostare
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