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Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. Volume 45.1 (2022) Pages: 79-83

Status of the common myna Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1766 in Turkey

Per, E.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2022.45.0079

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Abstract

The common myna, a species native to central and southern Asia, has been introduced to many countries through the pet trade. The aim of this study was to determine the status of this myna in Turkey. We created a database of sightings of the species in Turkey. The total breeding population of myna birds is estimated to have reached 132–172 pairs. It was reported to have escaped from cages in 11 provinces and populations have become established in urban areas in three provinces. The pet trade has been the main pathway for the introduction of the species. The impact of the myna bird in Turkey remains unclear.

Keywords

Bird trade, Cage–escape, Impact, Introduced bird, Non–native bird

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Per, E., 2022. Status of the common myna Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1766 in Turkey. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 45: 79-83, DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2022.45.0079

Reception date:

22/03/2021

Acceptation date:

12/01/2022

Publication date:

21/01/2022

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