The Crested Myna is named after the tuft of feathers that form a crest-like structure on its forehead also covering the bird's nostrils. It is mostly black with a slight green sheen. It has a couple of white patches under its wings which are more visible during flight.
Vocal mimicry of human voices and other urban garden birds in crested mynas has been reported.
Widespread in Hong Kong, they are likely to be regular visitors to the USRC grounds.