Ampeliceps Blyth, J. A. S. B., xi, p. 194 (1842). Type, Ampeliceps coronatus Blyth.
The genus contains a remarkable Myna, which may be recog¬nized by its bright black and yellow plumage, its long crest and its nude orbits.
In this genus the bill is shorter than the head, wide at the base, with the culmen well curved; the frontal feathers are curly, growing both upwards and inwards and inclining over the base of the bill; a large space round the eye is quite bare. The wing is very long and pointed and the tail short and square. The sexes are alike.