White-necked myna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from White-necked Myna)
Jump to: navigation, search
White-necked myna
White-necked myna - (Streptocitta albicollis).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Streptocitta
Species: S. albicollis
Binomial name
Streptocitta albicollis
(Vieillot, 1818)

The white-necked myna (Streptocitta albicollis) is a large, long-tailed species of starling in the family Sturnidae. Due to its superficial resemblance to a magpie, it has been referred to as the Celebes magpie or Sulawesi magpie in the past. It is endemic to forests on Sulawesi and adjacent smaller islands in Indonesia. There are two subspecies; the nominate from the southern part of Sulawesi has a yellow-tipped bill, and torquata from the northern part of the island has an all-black bill.