Smaller then Hill Myna, with smaller pinkish bill which dark basally. Small, pale yellow wing patches in flight. Male : glossy black plumage with yellow crown, sides of head and throat Female like male, but yellow on head restricted to crown and to diamond-shaped patch on throat. Sides of head black. Juvenlie : head black, with yellowish white lores and throat patch; breast with faint whitish streaks.
evergreen and mixed deciduous forests from plains to 800 m. Uncommon resident. Forest, Artificial/Terrestrial
a higher-pitched, more metallic whistle then Hill Myna and a bell-like note.
CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Passeriformes
FAMILY : Sturnidae
GENUS : Ampeliceps
SPECIES : Golden-crested Myna (Ampeliceps coronatus)
Conservation status : Least Concern
Update : 11 April 2017