523 Asian Pied Starling

/div> The Asian Pied Starling (Stumus contra) is about 23 cm long myna with black upper body, throat and breast, and white cheek, lores, wing coverts and rump. Its bill is yellowish with reddish base and the bare skin around the eye is reddish. These birds are found in small groups mainly on the plains and foothills in India. They are often kept as cage birds due to their ability to mimic human voice.