An uncommon, fairly large bird of lowland forest canopy. Black face, back and belly, pale, yellow bill, yellow eye, chest, neck and lower belly, and white below the base of the tail and wing patch, noticeable in flight. Races differ. Northwestern birds have an all-black head whereas central birds have a yellow crown. Often found in flocks at fruiting trees and sometimes associate with Yellow-faced Myna. Similar to Yellow-faced Myna, especially in flight, but Golden Myna has a black face, yellow chest and rump. Voice, a high-pitch, downslurred whistle, a short musical, bell-like phrase, repeated at intervals and a raspy, froglike “gauu!”.
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