Helmeted myna

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Helmeted myna
Basilornis galeatus 1898.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Basilornis
Species: B. galeatus
Binomial name
Basilornis galeatus
Meyer, 1894

The helmeted myna (Basilornis galeatus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is endemic to Indonesia.


It is black with white spots on its face with a significant helmet-like crest.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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