Acridotheres spp. (Vieillot, 1816)

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Description 1

In the Canary Island Acridotheres tristis have been established, and perhaps Acridotheres ginginianus too. Acridotheres tristis have a brownish grey body, with a darker head and bib, larger feathers on the head (a slightly crested appearance), with bright yellow flesh around the eye. The chest and underside of the wing are white; the beak and feet yellow; the beak is thick and robust and gently curves downwards.

Biology 1

An average of four eggs per laying period (sometimes there are two laying periods a year). Incubation between 13-18 days. Chicks leave the nest at 20-32 days. Sexual maturity is reached at between 9-12 months. They can mate from 9 months, and some reproduce in the first year. Lifespan of 4-12 years. Generally omnivores: seeds, fruits, berries, grains, flowers, nectar and all types of invertebrates.

Habitat 1

The live in different habitats and easily adapt to different climates and to the urban and rural environments where they reach their highest population density.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species and Document sheets of the Exotic Invasive Species Act 630/2013 (GEIB)

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Birds 1

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA),

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