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Asian glossy starling (immature)

Aplonis panayensis


The Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. There is also a huge number of this species inhabiting towns and cities, where they take refuge in abandoned buildings and trees. They often move in large groups and are considered one of the noisiest species of birds.


Tropical forest, populated land, marshland swamps and urban areas.

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1 Comment

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 6 years ago

What a gorgeous portrait

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 21, 2014
Submitted on Jul 17, 2014

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