French: Mino de Dumont German: Papuaatzel Spanish: Miná carigualdo
Dorey, north-west New Guinea
West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati), New Guinea and many small offshore islands (except those off SE coast), and Aru Is.
25 cm; mean 217 g. Large, short-tailed myna with much of head unfeathered, having large bare patch above, behind, below and, less extensively, in front of eye, as well... read more
Calls loud nasal growling and croaking sounds, sometimes with quality reminiscent of human... read more
Forest of various types, including rainforest, swamp-forest and monsoon forest; also forest edge... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly fruit, also insects. Often feeding on fruit and berries in company of M. anais or other frugivores. Gleans... read more
Recorded in Aug–Sept and Jan–Apr, suggesting that breeding extends from middle dry season to early wet season. Apparently... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and common in New Guinea. Exploited to some degree, as specimens of this species do appear regularly in the pet trade.
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