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Category:Basilornis - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Basilornis


Three distinctive mynas from southeast Asia.
In all four species the feathers of the forehead, the crown and the nape form a rigid crest.
They share a mostly black plumage with some iridescence and some white patches. Most species are poorly known and not often seen.


Basilornis is a genus in the family Sturnidae.
Apo Myna was formerly included here.

Genus Basilornis viewedit
B. celebensis Sulawesi Myna
B. galeatus Helmeted Myna
B. corythaix Long-crested Myna


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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Pages in category ‘Basilornis’

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.