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Mynas
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family†:Sturnidae
Genera
Acridotheres
Ampeliceps
Mino
Gracula
Enodes
† See also Starling, Oxpecker

The mynas are part of the family Sturndidae, along with the starlings and oxpeckers. This is a group of passerine birds which occur naturally only in eastern Asia, although several species have been introduced to North America and the Common Myna[?] to south-eastern Australia, where it is regarded as a pest species.

Mynas are medium-sized passerines with strong feet. Their flight is strong and direct, and they are gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country, and they eat insects and fruit. Several species live around habitation, and are effectively omnivores.

Plumage is typically dark, often brown, although some species have yellow head ornaments. Most species nest in holes.

Some species have become well known for their imitative skills.

Species include

Genus Acridotheres

Genus Ampeliceps

Genus Mino

Genus Gracula

Genus Enodes



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