French: Mainate de Ceylan German: Dschungelbeo Spanish: Miná cingalés
Other common names: Sri Lanka Myna
SW Sri Lanka.
25 cm. Relatively small black myna, feathers on forehead projecting upwards and forwards, forming small spiky tufts; two separate wattles on nape. Male plumage is essentially... read more
Calls include piercing downslurred whistles, also croaking and guttural notes. Captive individuals... read more
Forest or wooded areas, especially rainforest, primarily in tall trees; ventures also into estate... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily fruit, also seeds; fruits of figs (Ficus) and wild nutmeg (Myristica) recorded. Generally seen in pairs.
Season Feb–May, sometimes also Aug–Sept. Monogamous. Nest in tree hole, often above 10 m, cavity unlined, or lined with grass... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted range species: present in Sri Lanka EBA. Uncommon and local; common in some places. This species... read more
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