French: Basilorne de Mindanao German: Prachtatzel Spanish: Miná de Mindanao
E. J. O. Hartert, 1903,
Mountains of NC & S Mindanao, in S Philippine Is.
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
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
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