Family Starlings (Sturnidae)

Near Threatened

Bare-eyed Myna (Streptocitta albertinae)


French: Streptocitte des Sula German: Sulaatzel Spanish: Miná caricalvo

Charitornis albertinae


, 1865,

Sula Islands, Moluccas




Sula Is (Taliabu, Mangole), E of Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

45 cm, including tail of c. 25 cm. Large myna with very long, strongly graduated tail; bare, corrugated skin from lores and broad area around eye to chin and upper throat.... read more


Call resembling sound made by a squeaky gate, in descending series typically of 5 notes, the only... read more


Recorded in degraded forest and in open forest and cultivated areas; status in intact forest... read more

Food and feeding

Diet thought to be mainly fruit. Seen mostly in middle and upper levels of large trees; sometimes in smaller trees. Occurs mainly in pairs... read more


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Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Banggai and Sula Islands EBA. Very poorly known. Has a very small global... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & Feare, C. (2020). Bare-eyed Myna (Streptocitta albertinae). 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).