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Alternative name: White-vented Myna
21cm. A blackish Myna with a prominent frontal crest.
Sexes similar. Juveniles are browner than adults.
 Similar species
Great Myna is larger, has a larger crest and reddish-brown eyes, Crested Myna has blackish undertail-coverts (sometimes with white tips), a larger crest and a paler yellow bill. Jungle Myna is more greyish and has a bluish bill base.
Found on Java and Bali, Indonesia.
This is a monotypic species.
Cultivated areas and cities. Often in flooded grassy areas.
Omnivorous. Feeds on fruit, nectar, insects, other animal matter and human refuse.
Now breeds throughout the year. Prior 1940 breeding was recorded from April to May and in September in Java. A monogamous species. The nest is placed in a tree hole or in a palm crown. Lays 2 - 5 eggs.
A resident species.
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