Above: Eastern Hill Mynah, G. r. intermedia, from the Himalayas to Burma/Indochina
Above: Palawan Hill Mynah, G. r. palawanensis, from Palawan Island
The Hill Mynah, also called the Common Hill Mynah (also spelled Myna) comes mainly from Southeast Asia although 1 of the 6 subspecies comes from northeast India.
Each subspecies has a different shape to the bare skin on the neck and sometimes a different shade to skin and bill. There are 3 other
"Gracula" species, also similar except for neck skin shape.
The Palawan Hill Mynah, above, from Nepal through to Burma and south-western China.
Hill Mynahs are exceptionally good mimics of all sounds including the human voice.
Hill Mynahs have an iridescent sheen on their plumage; on the wings/rump (shown above) but also on head,
neck and body in the right light.
A paler wattle and bill: possibly subspecies Greater Indian or Bastar Hill Mynah,
G. r. peninsularis, from northeast India.