Alternative names: Buton Starling; Buton Myna; Sulawesi Magpie
- Streptocitta albicollis
50cm, 19¾ in; (including tail 25-30cm). A large myna with a very long tail.
- Black head, glossed purple, with short crest
- White mantle and breast forming a broad collar
- Black rest of plumage with steel-blue and green iridiscence
- Black wing with purple sheen
- Black, very long and graduated tail
- Brown eye surrounded by dark bare skin
- Black bill, with yellow tip in albicollis and all-black in torquata
Sexes similar. Juveniles have a smaller crest, a shorter tail and (in albicollis) less yellow on bill.
May form a superspecies with Bare-eyed Myna.
Two subspecies recognized:
- S.a.torquata in northern Sulawesi, Lembeh Island and Togian Islands
- S.a.albicollis in southernSulawesi, Muna and Butung islands
Primary and secondary forest. Occurs from sea-level up to 1200m.
Usually seen in small groups of two or three birds, sometimes up to five. Joins mixed-species flocks.
Feeds mainly on fruit. Takes also invertebrates and sometimes small vertebrates (lizards).
Breeding season September to October. Presumably a monogamous species. Nest in holes in dead trees. No other information.
Presumably a resident species.
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