Family Starlings (Sturnidae)

Least Concern

Golden-crested Myna (Ampeliceps coronatus)


Taxonomy

French: Mainate couronné German: Kronenatzel Spanish: Miná coronado
Taxonomy:

A[mpeliceps]. coronatus

Blyth

, 1842,

Tenasserim, south Myanmar

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

NE India (Cachar, in S Assam; Namdapha National Park, in E Arunachal Pradesh#R), and from C & S Myanmar E to S China (SW Yunnan), Laos and Vietnam, S to S Thailand and Cambodia.

Descriptive notes

19–21 cm; 78–99 g. Medium-sized myna with short square-ended tail, and stiff feathers at base of upper mandible directed forwards over nostrils, bare skin around... read more

Voice

Calls include high, slightly slurred bell-like notes; voice similar to that of Gracula... read more

Habitat

Lowland evergreen forest, also deciduous and mixed woodland, open forest, and cleared areas with... read more

Food and feeding

Diet primarily fruit; probably also takes insects. Forages in pairs or in small groups, primarily in canopy.

Breeding

Season Apr–Aug. Monogamous. Nest a rough lining of grass in tree hole 5–15 m above ground. Clutch 3–4 eggs, blue-green... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Poorly known in the field. Thought to be scarce to locally common in most of range; rare and irregular in peninsular Thailand; rare and very local in... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & Feare, C. (2019). Golden-crested Myna (Ampeliceps coronatus). 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/60822 on 26 August 2019).