Temenuchus Cab., Mus. Hein., Th. i, p. 204 (1850).
Type, Temenuchus pagodarum.
The genus Temenuchus forms a connecting link between the arboreal Mynas already dealt with and the terrestrial ones which follow and have rounder wings and stouter tarsi than the former.
The genus contains one Mynah, which is a very familiar bird all over India.
It is characterized by a very long crest; the bill is about half the length of the head with the culmen slightly curved; the nasal membrane is plumed and there is no nude skin on the sides of the head; the wing is blunt and the tail is slightly graduated. The sexes are alike.