Family Starlings (Sturnidae)

Near Threatened

Apo Myna (Goodfellowia miranda)


Taxonomy

French: Basilorne de Mindanao German: Prachtatzel Spanish: Miná de Mindanao
Taxonomy:

Goodfellowia miranda

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1903,

Mindanao, Philippines

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of NC & S Mindanao, in S Philippine Is.

Descriptive notes

30 cm; 110 g. Distinctive myna, forehead feathers compressed into ridge on mid-line, extending as short degenerate plumes on forecrown and longer ones on crown to form... read more

Voice

Call is series of metallic tinkling notes mixed with snapping and gurgling sounds and with squeaky... read more

Habitat

Forest and forest edge, above 1250 m.

Food and feeding

Diet fruits and insects. Occurs singly, in pairs and in small groups.

Breeding

Two nests found, one each in Feb and Jul; bird with enlarged gonads in Feb. Both nests were in old hole of woodpecker (Picidae); one was c... read more

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Common at some sites, e.g. Daggayan... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & Feare, C. (2018). Apo Myna (Goodfellowia miranda). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/60815 on 21 November 2018).