Family Starlings (Sturnidae)

Near Threatened

Apo Myna (Goodfellowia miranda)


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

Goodfellowia miranda

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1903,

Mindanao, Philippines




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


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


Forest and forest edge, above 1250 m.

Food and feeding

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


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


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. (2020). 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 on 25 February 2020).