French: Basilorne des Célèbes German: Königsatzel Spanish: Miná de Célebes
Other common names:
Sulawesi Crested Myna
G. R. Gray
Menado, Makassar, Sulawesi
Sulawesi, including islands of Lembeh, Muna, Butung and the Togian Is (Batudaka, Togian, Talatakoh and Malenge)#R.
25 cm. Distinctive myna, with feathers of forehead, crown and nape directed to central line to form rigid crest. Forehead to nape and hindneck are glossy violet-blue;... read more
Calls of several types, described as whistles, squeaks, grunts and warbles; some high-pitched,... read more
Primary forest and woodland, particularly in hilly areas; reported also from secondary forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous; diet includes fruit and animal matter; estimated proportions 44% fruit, 52% invertebrates, 4% small vertebrates. Flocks feed in... read more
No published information.
Apparently resident; presumably moves locally in response to fruiting cycles of trees.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Numerical status uncertain; considered variously as the rarest of the Sulawesi starlings and,... read more
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