Genus STURNORNIS

The sole member of the genus Sturnornis resembles in many respects the Mynas of the genus Sturnia, but has a stouter bill, a very blunt wing, and a triangular patch of bare skin behind the eye.

The sexes are quite alike. The habits are said by Legge to be exclusively arboreal, but I imagine that this bird will be found to be in some measure a ground feeder, like other arboreal Mynas.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus STURNORNIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
533
M_ID: 
26832
M_SN: 
Sturnornis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
743

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