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The Yellow-faced Myna
is a species of 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...
in the Sturnidae family. It is found in New Guinea
New Guinea is the world's second largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 786,000 km2. Located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, it lies geographically to the east of the Malay Archipelago, with which it is sometimes included as part of a greater Indo-Australian Archipelago...
and nearby smaller islands.
Its natural habitat
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is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest
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s. It formerly included the 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...
as a subspecies
Subspecies in biological classification, is either a taxonomic rank subordinate to species, ora taxonomic unit in that rank . A subspecies cannot be recognized in isolation: a species will either be recognized as having no subspecies at all or two or more, never just one...
They are social and omnivorous. Their diet often consists of insects and fruit. Most individuals have dark plumage which has a metallic luster.