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Native to southern Asia, the Crested Myna was introduced at Vancouver, British Columbia, in the 1890s. It prospered for many years, with the population building up into the thousands, but it never spread far beyond the Vancouver area. Numbers began declining by the middle of the 20th century, and the Vancouver population seems to have disappeared.
Family Starlings and Mynas
Native to southern Asia, the Crested Myna was introduced at Vancouver, British Columbia, in the 1890s. It prospered for many years, with the population building up into the thousands, but it never spread far beyond the Vancouver area. Numbers began declining by the middle of the 20th century, and the Vancouver population seems to have disappeared.

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Song a variety of rich or harsh phrases with much repetition. An excellent mimic.
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