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is a genus of myna
The myna is a bird of the starling family . This is a group of passerine birds which occur naturally only in southern and eastern Asia...
Birds are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic , egg-laying, vertebrate animals. Around 10,000 living species and 188 families makes them the most speciose class of tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Extant birds range in size from...
s in the starling
Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. The name "Sturnidae" comes from the Latin word for starling, sturnus. Many Asian species, particularly the larger ones, are called mynas, and many African species are known as glossy starlings because of their iridescent...
family. These are the largest of the starlings, and are found in tropical moist lowland forest
A forest, also referred to as a wood or the woods, is an area with a high density of trees. As with cities, depending where you are in the world, what is considered a forest may vary significantly in size and have various classification according to how and what of the forest is composed...
s in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea , officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands...
and neighbouring islands. The members of the genus are:
- Golden Myna
The Golden Myna is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family.It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.-References:...
, Mino anais
- Yellow-faced Myna
The Yellow-faced Myna is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in New Guinea and nearby smaller islands....
, Mino dumontii
- Long-tailed Myna
The Long-tailed Myna is a member of the starling family. It is resident in the Bismarck Archipelago and northern Solomon Islands...
, Mino kreffti
The Long-tailed Myna was formerly considered a subspecies of the Yellow-faced Myna.