Location: Beijing, China GPS: 40.4N, 116.0E, elev=2,861' MAP Date: January 1, 2014 ID : B13K5256 [4896 x 3264]
The Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus) is a kind of bird native to southeastern China and Indochina.
Around 1890, the Crested Myna was introduced into the Vancouver region of British Columbia. It was initially successful, reaching a population in the thousands, without spreading far from the Lower Mainland. By the mid-twentieth century, numbers began declining, and the bird is now extremely rare in North America.