Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part G (2016)
Interspecific biodiversity of common myna Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1776 of district Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan
Bakhtawar Soomro, Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Ghachal, Dr. SM Yusuf, Dr. Naeem Narejo
The common myna, Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1776 belongs to the Class Aves; Order Passeriformes; Family Sturnidae and Genus Acridotheres. It is commonly found in South Asia ranging from Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmen as reported by Ali, Salim, Ripley, S. Dillon, 2001 . Common mynas were recorded from different localities of District Larkana which showed diversification in morphometric parameters mostly in all characters viz: weight of body; length of head; length of beak; length of body; length of hind leg; length of tail; patch /spot behind eyes; length of tarsus; and number of tail feathers correspondingly.