Grey-rumped Myna Acridotheres tertius

Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

Authority: (Hartert, E, 1896)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
Although this starling was previously fairly common, the species has become severely depleted in numbers through exploitation for the cage bird trade. Its population is estimated to number fewer than 250 mature individuals, largely restricted to locations where there is enforcement against trapping, and even so this population is still considered to be declining. As such, this species qualifies as Critically Endangered, and urgent conservation action is required to halt its unsustainable exploitation for trade.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Acridotheres tertius. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021.