Data for:
Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
List:
Passeriformes > Sturnidae

Chestnut-tailed Starling

Sturnia malabarica

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Pale-headed starling with a dark-tipped wings and orangish belly and rump. Bill is distinctively colorful: blue with a yellow tip. Inhabits open forests and forest edge, as well as agricultural areas and village outskirts. Like other starlings, social and raucous, often flocking together while noisily churring and whistling. Frequently perches up on exposed perches such as snags and utility lines, but also forages extensively on the ground. Native to southern Asia; introduced to Taiwan.

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