French: Mino d’Anaïs German: Orangeatzel Spanish: Miná dorado
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Subspecies and Distribution
M. a. anais
(Lesson, 1839) – Western Golden Myna – West Papuan Is (Salawati) and NW New Guinea.
M. a. orientalis
(Schlegel, 1871) – Eastern Golden Myna – coastal N New Guinea E to Huon Peninsula.
M. a. robertsoni
D’Albertis, 1877 – S New Guinea E to Milne Bay.
25 cm; mean 152 g. Medium-sized, distinctively patterned myna with patch of bare circumorbital skin extending to form a blue wedge behind eye. Nominate race has head, mantle... read more
Song a short whistled series of rising and falling notes, described as reminiscent of sound made by... read more
Lowland forest below 600 m, including monsoon forest; also forest edge and partially cleared areas... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently only fruit. Forages primarily in upper canopy. Occurs typically in pairs, occasionally in small flocks; may join groups of... read more
Breeding season believed long, from end of wet season through dry season; activity at nest-holes Feb–Oct, but holes may be used for... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and fairly common. Possible presence on Yapen, in Geelvink Bay, requires investigation. Apparently readily available in Asian bird trade. read more
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