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Rosy starling- Male

Pastor roseus


The adult of this species is highly distinctive, with its pink body, pale orange legs and bill, and glossy black head, wings and tail. Males in the breeding season have elongated head feathers which form a wispy crest that is fluffed and more prominent when the bird gets excited; the crest is shorter in winter and the black areas have paler feather edges, which get worn away as well as the black becoming more glossy in the breeding season. Winter plumage in males is rather dull.


Spotted inside IIM Trichy campus. Tamilnadu.

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Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 2 years ago

Thanks triggsturner :)

triggsturner 2 years ago

Fantastic! I have only ever seen these guys as winter vagrants in non breeding plumage. Such great looking birds. Thanks for sharing these.

Nidhin Basheer
Spotted by
Nidhin Basheer

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 10.76, Long: 78.81

Spotted on Jan 24, 2017
Submitted on Jan 24, 2017

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