Yellow-faced myna

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Yellow-faced myna
Yellow-faced Myna.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Mino
Species: M. dumontii
Binomial name
Mino dumontii
Lesson, 1827

The yellow-faced myna (Mino dumontii) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in New Guinea and nearby smaller islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It formerly included the long-tailed myna as a subspecies. One of the largest species of starling, this species attains 23 to 26 cm (9.1 to 10.2 in) in length and weighs around 217 g (7.7 oz).[2]

They are social and omnivorous. Their diet often consists of insects and fruit. Most individuals have dark plumage which has a metallic luster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Mino dumontii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Starlings & Mynas (Helm Identification Guide) by Chris Feare. A&C Black (1998). ISBN 978-0713639612.